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Unearthing The secret garden : the plants and places that inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett  Cover Image Book Book

Unearthing The secret garden : the plants and places that inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett / Marta McDowell.

McDowell, Marta, (author.).


McDowell delves into the professional and gardening life of Frances Hodgson Burnett, the writer who dominated the literary world of her time. A lover of flowers and gardens, Burnett's path to literary triumph was a long one. McDowell reminds us why Burnett's 1911 novel, The secret garden, continues to touch readers after more than a century.

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  • ISBN: 9781604699906
  • ISBN: 1604699906
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Before The secret garden. The locked door: England & America (1849-1897) ; Finding the key: Maytham Hall, Kent (1898-1908) -- Inside The secret garden. A gardener's guide to The secret garden: Misselthwaite Manor, Yorkshire -- After The secret garden. Nest building: Plandome Park, New York (1909-1920 ; A new bit of earth: Clifton Heights, Bermuda (1912-1920) ; When the sun went down: Clifton Heights & Plandome Park (1921-1924) -- Outside The secret garden. Further garden writings of Frances Hodgson Burnett ; Frances's plants: an annotated list -- Afterword: Sowing seeds / by Keri Wilt.
Subject: Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. Secret garden.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924 > Knowledge > Botany.
Gardening in literature.
Plants in literature.
Genre: Biographies.

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