Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester in 1849, the eldest daughter of a family which emigrated to America in 1865 after the father's death. Interested in making up stories from her childhood, Frances turned to writing professionally when the family's fortunes continued to decline in post-Civil-War Tennessee. She first won popular and critical success with her novel That Lass O' Lowries (1876-7), and consolidated it with a series of popular novels and plays. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886) was the most successful in her own lifetime, but she is probably most admired today for her children's classics A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911). Two unhappy marriages marred Mrs Hodgson Burnett's private life but she became an American citizen in 1905 and settled in Long Island until her death in 1924.

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    • The Secret Garden

    • (A Puffin Book)
    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Indira Varma
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
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      5 out of 5 stars 52
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    After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pony101

    • By Mr Gareth C Rees on 05-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    To prepare his daughter, Sara, for society, wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe enrolls her in Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-04-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Secret Garden (BBC Children's Classics)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter, Beryl Reid, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
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    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful story wonderfully performed

    • By Caron on 20-05-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Cheryl Bassett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Secret Garden" is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published as a book in 1911, after a version was published as an American...

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The charming story of a seven-year-old American boy, Ceddie Errol, who lives on the edge of poverty in New York....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relaxing story

    • By Julia Brown on 08-07-14

    Regular price: £18.29

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe first enrolls his daughter Sara in Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies, she is set to become the school's show pupil. But tragedy soon strikes: Crewe passes away, and young Sara is forced into servitude by the cruel Miss Minchin....

    Regular price: £18.29

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Young Sara Crewe is forced to abandon her life of privilege for a life of bare existence at Miss Minchin's boarding school....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book ever

    • By BookLover on 02-07-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Sara Crewe is the brightest, richest, and most generous girl in Miss Minchin’s school for girls, and her father gives her everything she might desire....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Jec on 31-10-17

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Making of a Marchioness

    • By: Frances Hodgson-Burnett
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    The Making of a Marchioness was one of Nancy Mitford's favourite books, was considered 'the best novel Mrs Hodgson Burnett wrote' by Marghanita Laski....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A demonstration of Edwardian Manners

    • By Laurence on 29-10-11

    Regular price: £7.99

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Kara Shallenberg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A Little Princess" is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialized novel...

    Regular price: £8.69

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