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The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett

This magic novel about the invigorating and healing power of nature, friendship, childhood, isolation and rebirth follows 10-year-old Mary, a sour child of wealthy British parents living in India. When Mary’s parents suddenly die of cholera, she is sent to England to live with her uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. It is not long after her arrival that the surrounding nature seems to enliven her – could it be that rumours of a secret garden on her uncle’s estate are true?

· · 1911

Critical edition

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden. Vintage Children's Classics, 2012. 384 pp., ISBN 9780099572954

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