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“Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Favourite Quotes

“Oh, Sara. It is like a story.”
“It is a story…everything is a story. You are a story – I am a story. Miss Minchin is a story.” 6 more words


Opening garden doors

Ever since reading Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “A Secret Garden” as a child, I have been intrigued by garden doors, imagining myself as Mary Lennox, wondering what is beyond a locked door. 259 more words


Day 178 - A book quote a day. Frances Hodgson Burnett: Somehow, something always happens...

‘Somehow, something always happens,’ she cried, ‘just before things get to the very worst. It is as if the Magic did it. If I could only just remember that always. 34 more words

A Walk in the June Garden

However many years she lived, Mary always felt that she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow. – Frances Hodgson Burnett, …

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Book Review: Return to the Secret Garden / Holly Webb / 9 - 12

Published by Scholastic / Not yet published.

I wasn’t sure about this. I am used to selling a ‘sub genre ‘ of  titles written by Holly Webb to young 5 – 8-year-old girls. 257 more words

Book Review

A Note from Elsie

When Julia Rose and I were very little, our mother would often read to us before we went to bed. Many different stories were shared, such as the Chronicles of Narnia and Hans Christian Anderson. 431 more words

Frances Hodgson Burnett