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She kneels, pressing the worn key into the warm earth, covering it over
with cracked leaves and loose soil and past sorrows.
It will not be too long until spring unfolds.


What I am reading...

I read A Little Princess when I was a little girl, but all I remember about the story is from watching the 1986 mini-series (which, by the way, is practically word for word from the book). 23 more words


Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden. 1911. Heinemann, 1957.

Christmas 1960, I think, it might have been 1959 I was given The Secret Garden as a present. 620 more words

Book Review

The Secret Garden: Book Review

On World Book day, I wrote about two books that have shaped my life. Today I wanted to review something that I am currently reading; The Secret Garden written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and published in 1911! 666 more words

Why Children Can Read Dark Stories

A few months ago, I read a comment from a mother in a newspaper article that she would not read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett to her six-year-old daughter, because of its racist overtones, particularly in the early chapters which reference the lead character Mary’s life in India. 485 more words



“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…” 7 more words