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"Springtime's comin,'" he said. "Cannot tha' smell it?"

Here’s something to ponder: If my dad (who will turn 100 in a few months) had decided to start closing down shop and preparing for old age at 60 he would have missed out on 40% of his life. 1,892 more words

Christian Science

The Gospel to Colin Craven

While Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is the sweetest and dearest children’s book to me, it in places hints of the “hollow and deceptive philosophy” the author held – the New Thought Movement and Christian Science. 928 more words

The Secret Garden

Den hemliga trädgården av Frances Hodgson Burnett

Den lilla flickan Mary Lennox flyttar till Storbritannien efter att ha vuxit upp i Indien. Flytten orsakas av att hennes båda föräldrar har dött. Mary får sin nya tillvaro i Storbritannien på sin farbrors stora gods. 360 more words

Jan/Feb 2018 Book Review

              “A Book is a Dream that you Hold in your Hand.” ~ Neil Gaiman

This is a double feature today! I didn’t share my reads from last month so I’m throwing them in with this month’s reads. 941 more words

A Little Princess: Movie vs. Book

Like last month, when choosing which classic I was going to read was fueled by a movie.  I had an urge to watch the 1995 classic, … 350 more words


2018 - The Year of Rereading

I’ve decided that 2018 is the year of rereading for me. That means revisiting books that have been favorites of mine throughout my life. I recently reread three childhood favorites: “Charley,” “A Wrinkle in Time” trilogy, and “The Secret Garden.” 594 more words


The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Chosen by Carol Hall, administrator at the Swindon Campus.

I identified with the staff member who read books about boarding school and ponies – I too would never darken the doors of a boarding school or sample the aroma of a riding stable.  

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