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Frances Hodgson Burnett

(Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett)
UK flag (1849 - 1924)

Born in 1849 at 385 Cheetham Hill Road in Manchester, the daughter of a small shopkeeper. Decline in the cotton industry led to diminishing fortunes after her father had died, at which time her mother sold up and moved them to Tennessee to live with her brother. Frances began to write short stories based on those in popular English magazines, with immediate success and recognition. After her marriage to a local doctor, her literary success conflicted with his work and they divorced in 1898. Her most famous novels were "That Lass o' Lowries" (1877), "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1886) and "The Secret Garden" (1909). A controversial figure in later life, due to her strong-mindedness and her devotion to mystic cults. She died in 1924.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Inspirational
   Hearts and Diamonds (1868)
   Miss Carruther's Engagement (1868)
   One Day At Arle (1872)
   One Quiet Episode (1872)
   Dorothea (1873)
     aka Dolly
   The Woman who Saved Me (1873)
   Nobody but Jane Rossiter (1875)
   Notwithstanding (1877)
   That Lass o' Lowries (1877)
   Haworth's (1879)
   A Fair Barbarian (1881)
   Through One Administration (1881)
   Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)
   A Lady of Quality (1896)
   A Little Princess (1905)
   The Land of the Blue Flower (1909)
   The Secret Garden (1909)
   The Making of a Marchioness (1911)
   The White People (1911)
   T. Tembaron (1913)
   The Lost Prince (1914)
   The Dawn of a Tomorrow (1915)
   The Little Hunchback Zia (1915)
   The Pretty Sister of Jose (1915)
   The Head of the House of Combe (1922)
   Robin (1922)
   Return to the Secret Garden (1998) (with Susan Moody)
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   Surly Tim (1872)
   Jarl's Daughter (1879)
   Natalie (1879)
   Little Saint Elizabeth and Other Stories (2021)
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