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Summary

The orphaned Mary Lennox is sullen, ill tempered, and unloved when she's sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven. A man consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Archibald has allowed his sprawling estate on the moors to fall into grim disrepair. It's when Mary begins tending to her late aunt's mysterious garden - locked up and neglected for years - that she discovers its life-changing secrets and a flowering rejuvenation of the human spirit.

Out of this dark, closed-off world and a child's innate curiosity about life and death comes one of the most transformative coming-of-age novels ever written.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Secret Garden, this edition of The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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Fantastic little story

This is a fantastic heartwarming story that is as suitable for adults as it is for children.

Lots of lessons for all of us to learn and reflect on.

You can tell it is an old book as it is not politically correct in parts,But neither am I so that does not bother me at all.

Highly recommended.

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  • 18-11-17

A Brilliant Classic

This is a brilliant classic wonderfully narrated by Susan Duerden, which is definitely worth a credit.

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frustrating

I've seen a TV adaptation of this story and enjoyed it so I thought the book would be as good. The story could have been told in 14 chapters instead if 27. It droned on and on and I struggled to finish it. The narration was ok but being Yorkshire botn snd bred, 27 chapters of inaccurate Yorkshire dialect drove me to dospair.

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this is simply brilliant

I absolutely love the book, the story, the performance and the accents were spot on!

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Growing together

A delightful story for young and old, all characters are portrayed with great empathy by the author. A must read at any age.

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  • Ron B
  • 15-11-17

Great Characters

An easy read with good pacing. The characters were unique and engaging. Reader was outstanding.