by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden is a beloved children’s classic for a reason. It tells a wonderful story while respecting the intelligence of the children who read or listen to it.
The story of a little girl left bereft by the illness that swept through India has a resonance with what has happened to families because of Covid. How that little girl grows both emotionally and physically is beautifully rendered here by the estimable Glenda Jackson.
There is now a new movie of this title. However, I recommend listening to the full story with a child that you know. It will affect both of you.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.