The Secret Garden

Today, 5 March 2015, is World Book Day.  It’s a day when we are all encouraged to think about books and children all over the country are going in to school dressed as their favourite characters.

My favourite book growing up was The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, all about a little girl, Mary Lennox, forced to move to her uncle’s house after her parents died.  While there, she discovers a walled garden which has been locked and left untended since her aunt died in it many years earlier.  I won’t spoil the book for you by telling you what happens, but it used to have me in tears.  I longed for my own secret garden where I could play and work miracles, but of course, it was a story. Continue reading