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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 38
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      5 out of 5 stars 36
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      5 out of 5 stars 35

    After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no-one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pony101

    • By Mr Gareth C Rees on 05-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic. When spoilt young orphan Mary Lennox is brought back from India to live in her uncle's house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds the blunt ways of the staff at Misselthwaite Manor an unpleasant shock. Bored and miserable, it seems as though life in England will be awful. But Misselthwaite has hidden delights, and when Mary begins to discover them, nothing is the same again.

    • 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: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor after the death of her parents. With the help of a robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden brings happiness to Mary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow 10000000000 out of 100

    • By Ms N Hopwood on 15-06-16

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Enchanted Collection

    • By: Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
    • Length: 40 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    This is a collection meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether encountering these cherished tales for the first or the 50th time, listeners will find enchantment in this collection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 5 brilliant books well read

    • By Dragonbadger on 30-09-17

    Regular price: £65.69

    • 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 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    One day Ceddie Errol is visited by a gruff lawyer at the tiny house he shares with his widowed mother, and his life is never to be the same: for waiting in England is Dorincourt Castle, where Ceddie is to reside as the sole living heir to the irascible, proud, and selfish Earl of Dorincourt. It will be up to this virtuous boy to capture and warm the Earl's heart and transform him into a doting grandfather and responsible landlord.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relaxing story

    • By Julia Brown on 08-07-14

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Secret Garden

    • Mandarin Companion Graded Readers: Level 1, Simplified Chinese Edition
    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Zhang Xiuye
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Li Ye (Marry Lennox) grew up without the love and affection of her parents. After an epidemic leaves her an orphan, Li Ye is sent off to live with her reclusive uncle in his sprawling estate in Nanjing. She learns of a secret garden where no one has set food in 10 years. Li Ye finds the garden and slowly discovers the secrets of the manor. With the help of new friends, she brings the garden back to life and learns the healing power of friendship and love.  

    Regular price: £6.39

    • 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 magazine serial beginning in 1910. Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and is considered a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been made. The American edition was published by Stokes with illustrations by Maria Louise Kirk (signed as M. L. Kirk) and the British edition by Heinemann with illustrations by Charles Heath Robinson.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the center of "A Little Princess", one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    When wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe first enrolls his little 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: Captain Crewe passes away after losing his fortune, and young Sara is quickly forced into servitude by the cruel Miss Minchin. To make it through her long days as a drudge, Sara imagines herself secretly a princess, and along the way learns to treasure true friends and the kindness of mysterious benefactors. 

    Regular price: £18.29

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    To prepare his daughter, Sara, for society, wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe enrolls her in Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Unspoiled and genial, Sara is given all the luxuries her father can afford - and the obsequious Miss Minchin is happy to indulge. But when her father dies and his fortune is lost, Sara is forced into servitude, stripped of her privileges and possessions, and subjected to Miss Minchin's true cruel nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-04-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    Written by British-born author Frances Hodgson Burnett and first published in 1905, A Little Princess tells the story of young Sara Crewe, privileged daughter of a wealthy diamond merchant. All the other girls at Miss Minchin's school treat Sara as if she truly were a princess. But when Captain Crewe's fortune is sadly lost, Sara's luck changes. Suddenly she is treated no better than a scullery maid.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a book for all who believe in magic.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-06-17

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Shuttle

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Tabi That
    • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister. She finds Rosalie shabby and dispirited, cowed by her husband's ill-treatment. Bettina sets about to rectify matters.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • 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
    • Story
      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. But when her beloved father dies, Sara’s friends and prized possessions are suddenly taken away, and she is banished to the attic and forced to work as a common drudge. Fed only crumbs, she still saves enough to feed her pet rat, and she tells wonderful stories to comfort Becky, the kitchen maid.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Jec on 31-10-17

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Virginia McKenna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    What the Narnia books did for wardrobes, The Secret Garden did for the walled garden. Few readers can fail to share with Mary Lennox that inexplicable thrill of anticipation at the notion of an enclosed and secret world, bursting with potential life and beauty but remaining hidden from view. As Mary herself observes, 'Here was another locked door, added to the hundred in the strange house'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully read

    • By Ms. H. C. Sutton on 16-02-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Hannah Christenson - illustrator
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    When a young British girl, born and reared in India, loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake, she is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Due to the loss of his wife ten years before, her uncle is very distant and, once again, the girl finds herself ignored. As she grows accustomed to the house and its inhabitants, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden, the doors of which have been locked.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic little story

    • By Steve S on 09-01-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden and A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Heidi Gregory
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Enjoy listening to two of Frances Hodgson Burnett's most notable works: The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, narrated delightfully by Heidi Gregory.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. But this lonely girl's life is transformed when she finds the key to the secret garden.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged

    • By mama panda on 22-06-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • 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 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Frances Hodgson Burnett published The Making of a Marchioness in 1901. She had written Little Lord Fauntleroy 15 years before and would write The Secret Garden in 10 years' time; it is these two books for which she is best known. Yet Marchioness was one of Nancy Mitford's favourite books, was considered 'the best novel Mrs Hodgson Burnett wrote' by Marghanita Laski, and is taught on a university course in America together with novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Daisy Miller.

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

    • By Laurence on 29-10-11

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Julie Christie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. This self-centered orphan and her pampered, invalid cousin Colin Craven, both deprived of love and attention, find themselves becoming friends. Together, they learn compassion and generosity within the walls of an abandoned magical garden. Renowned actress Julie Christie brings out the magic of this children's classic.

    Regular price: £18.29

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