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Hello Spring!

It’s the first day of spring and I was hoping to celebrate with blue skies and plenty of sunshine!  But we had to settle for gray and stormy here… at least the birds seem happy.   1,059 more words


Monday's Quote

“Is the Spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”

“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine …” 6 more words

From The Pink Shed

I want it now! ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911 – some further thoughts

I have been taken to task, with some justification, for describing Mary Lennox the ten year old heroine of ‘The Secret Garden’ as “unlikeable”.

Let’s look at the evidence. 458 more words

Book Review

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911

Francis Hodgson Burnett’s ‘The Secret Garden’ is predominantly a children’s novel, but like all good children’s literature its appeal spreads far beyond this audience. I increasingly found myself admiring the author’s craftsmanship, even if I was able to resist some of the more sentimental aspects of the novel. 810 more words

Book Review

'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett- Spoiler Free Review

I read this book as part of my Mum’s Monthly Must Reads challenge. She will recommend me twelve books throughout the year that she loved when she was younger. 575 more words


Francis Burton Harrison and Frances Hodgson Burnett – uncovering a century old mistake!

At least I think so … but if anyone can find evidence to the contrary I’d love to hear about it.

Testing the water with a new project (I need to lay the novel aside while I see what happens with it), I found myself this afternoon looking into the Harrison family, who owned Teaninich Castle in Easter Ross from 1921. 444 more words