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A beautiful and timeless story about friendship, secrets, and the power of the human spirit, The Secret Garden tells the story of orphaned Mary Lennox, who is sent to live in her uncle's house on the Yorkshire moors. With the tragic death of her uncle's wife ten years earlier the house is an unhappy one. Miserable and lonely, Mary starts to explore the house's gardens and soon discovers a key to the secret garden her uncle had sealed off. There she discovers a secret so important, so enchanting, that it will change her life forever.
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Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in 1849 in Manchester. After her father's death the family moved to Tennessee, USA in 1865. She started writing for magazines soon after moving to the United States and went on to write, and have published, a number of adult novels. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 followed by A Little Princess in 1905 and The Secret Garden in 1911. These children's books are what she is now best known for, although her adult novels were very popular during her life. Frances Hodgson Burnett because a US citizen in 1905 and died in 1924.