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About Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester and spent her early years there with her family. Her father died in 1852, and eventually, in 1865, Frances emigrated to the United States with her mother and siblings, settling with family in Knoxville, Tennessee. Frances began to be published at the age of nineteen, submitting short stories to magazines and using the proceeds to help support the family. In 1872, she married Swan Burnett, a doctor, with whom she had two sons while living in Paris. Her first novel, That Lass o'Lowrie's, was published in 1877, while the Burnetts were living in Washington D. C. Following a separation from her husband, Burnett lived on both sides of the Atlantic, eventually marrying for a second time, however she never truly recovered from the death of her first son, Lionel. Best known during her lifetime for Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886), her books for children, including The Secret Garden and The Little Princess, have endured as classics, but Burnett also wrote many other novels for adults, which were hugely popular and favourably compared to authors such as George Eliot.

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1 month to go until Frances Hodgson Burnett will be releasing The Secret Garden. Published by Andersen Digital.

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Frances Hodgson Burnett

1 month to go until Frances Hodgson Burnett will be releasing The Secret Garden. Published by Andersen.

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National Escargot Day

What can you see in your garden? A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett from Puffin Classics 

19 days ago

National Escargot Day

What can you see in your garden? The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett from Puffin Classics 

19 days ago

National Escargot Day

What can you see in your garden? The Secret Garden (centenary ed) by Frances Hodgson Burnett from Puffin 

19 days ago

National Escargot Day

What can you see in your garden? The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett from Andersen Digital 

19 days ago

National Escargot Day

What can you see in your garden? The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett from Andersen 

19 days ago

National Gardening Week (UK)

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett from Macmillan Collector's Library. A great outdoors read to start #NationalGardeningWeek.

1 month ago

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