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About the book
  • Published: 25 June 1993
  • ISBN: 9781857159110
  • Imprint: Childrens Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $34.99

The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition




One of 5 special Puffin Classics created in collaboration with the V & A, with exquisite cloth-bound cover designs from their William Morris collection.

This story of two spoilt and lonely children, whose happiness is regained as they bring to life a neglected garden, has become the best-loved of all Mrs. Burnett's books, but it did not acquire universal popularity until long after its first publication in 1911 Although set in Yorkshire, it was inspired by the rose garden at Great Maytham Hall in Kent (which still flourishes) where its much-travelled author lived from 1898 to 1907. The story has many illustrators, bur none has surpassed Charles Robinson who first created in his pictures the romantic and mysterious atmosphere of Misselthwaite Manor and the locked, forgotten garden.

  • Pub date: 25 June 1993
  • ISBN: 9781857159110
  • Imprint: Childrens Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $34.99

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester in 1849. After living in poverty, she emigrated to the US in 1865. She wrote over forty books; the best-known today are The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy. She died in 1924.

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