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Unlocking memories with The Secret Garden

On my first read of The Secret Garden, the first few pages made me burst into tears and tell my parents it was horrible. 581 more words

Guest author blog: Children's author Holly Webb on her new book, Return to the Secret Garden

Writing a sequel to The Secret Garden has been at the back of my mind for years. I was chatting with my editor about books we’d loved as children, and she asked me if I’d consider a sequel – at the time it wasn’t something I’d ever thought about, and I was doubtful. 488 more words

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‘Whatever comes,’ she said, ‘cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.’

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Magical Hummingbirds for the weekend…..

“I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us”.     79 more words

Soccer Practice & The Secret Garden

One of the sweet things about September is soccer practice. There’s a handful of nice kids, enthusiastic coaches, and as a mother it’s a defined moment of time in an otherwise crazy-busy life. 312 more words

If You Don't Like The Static, Change The Station...

Quotes and Notes #316, September 16

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”—Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden”—

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Quote for Today: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. 56 more words

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