Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett

Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett

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“Blooming with photos, illustrations, and botanical paintings, McDowell’s gorgeous book opens an ivy-covered door to new information about one of the world’s most famous authors.”—Angelica Shirley Carpenter, editor of In the Garden

New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of the beloved children's classic The Secret Garden.
 
In Unearthing The Secret Garden, best-selling author Marta McDowell delves into the professional and gardening life of Frances Hodgson Burnett. Complementing her fascinating account with charming period photographs and illustrations, McDowell paints an unforgettable portrait of a great artist and reminds us why The Secret Garden continues to touch readers after more than a century. This deeply moving and gift-worthy book is a must-read for fans of The Secret Garden and anyone who loves the story behind the story.

Title:Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett
ISBN:9781604699906
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    Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett Reviews

  • Dee

    Really enjoyed this book. We even featured it on our Gardenangelists podcast. McDowell dives into the garden that inspired the book, The Secret Garden, and the life of its author. She uncovered some o...

  • Charlotte

    a delightful read for those of us who love both gardening and The Secret Garden!...

  • Vicki Lane

    I've long been a fan of Marta MacDowell's elegant and knowledgeable garden-related prose. For me, as a gardener, a writer, and a reader, my cup overflows when she turns her discerning eye to writers a...

  • Annie

    Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Unearthing The Secret Garden is a gently written hybrid biography and period historical garden inspiration written and curated by Marta McDowell. Due o...

  • Samantha Martin

    This is a lovely history book, in the guise of a gardener’s guide. The author/researcher charts the gardens that inspired Burnett’s writing, particularly “The Secret Garden.” So much of Burnet...

  • Holly Senecal

    Magic. That. for me, is the best way to describe this book. As a lover of flower gardening and The Secret Garden this book was a dream come true. After finishing reading, I wanted to write a Thank You...

  • Emilie

    This included a nicely-written biography, gorgeous pictures, and quite a lot of information about the plants that Frances Hodgson Burnett grew in her various gardens.There was a theme of how Mrs. Burn...

  • Brenda

    Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden remains one of my most beloved books of all time, both in childhood and now as an adult. It contributed to my curiosity and imagination as a child...I secre...

  • Louise (Bookmarks and Stages blog Cannon

    Rated on my blog as 4 1/2 stars...Peel back the cover and enter the hidden entrance into the world of Frances Hodgson Burnett, a greatly celebrated author, and discover a world of gardens and writing ...

  • Books By Your Bedside

    At risk of alienating myself from book lovers everywhere, I have only read The Secret Garden once and that was last year, and honestly, I didn’t think much of it. I absolutely adored the Maggie Smit...