The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Puffin Clothbound Classics

$19.95

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Puffin Clothbound Classics) / ISBN 9780241411162 / 352 pages, 5.25 x 8 inches

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A stunningly beautiful hardback edition of one of the most famous stories in the world.

After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester. She had a very poor upbringing and used to escape from the horror of her surroundings by writing stories. In 1865 her family emigrated to the USA where she married and became the successful author of many children's books including The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy.

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