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Don't Put Beans Up Your Nose

It takes something special to bore me. Boredom is not a vice to which I fall prey easily; it was frowned upon during my childhood, and as someone who enjoys their own company above all others I am baffled by people who need the next task at the ready. 414 more words


Messing about with the Secret Garden.

At the beginning of January, this book came out. Yes, the “Secret Garden” – and it is, indeed, The Secret Garden – but not as you know it.   373 more words

Two of my favourite childhood books

Two of my favourite childhood books were The Secret Garden and The Little Princess both by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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Falling rain and springtime hope

“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…”

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Laura Hile

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

My rating: 4/5


Ten-year-old orphan Mary Lennox comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden. 118 more words

Author: Emily

Review of The Little Hunchback Zia by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“And it came to pass nigh upon nineteen hundred and sixteen years ago”

This begins Frances Hodgson Burnett’s little book published in 1916 about a rejected, deformed orphan boy who is sent to beg for the cruel woman who keeps him. 372 more words

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