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Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English- American playwright and author. She was best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden (1911) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886). Her first story was published in Godey's Lady's Book in 1868. Her main writing talent was combining realistic detail of workingclass life with a romantic plot. Her first ...more
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Published 2008 by Dodo Press
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Apr 06, 2009 Cera rated it it was amazing
This was an utterly ridiculous and thus utterly delightful vision of an artistic family living a Bohemian London life, with as much of a relationship to the real thing as Elizabethan pastorals had to actually being a shepherd. It has good moral lessons about not being a flirt & not being too fond of finery, and the narrator constantly reminds the reader not to judge too harshly the disorder of her Bohemian household. I loved the frothy absurdity of it all.

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If this book was written more recently, with different language, it would have been a more than passable romance novel. There are touches of Pride & Prejudice but without the wit and humour that make that book so good.
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Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond. She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Here Hodgson began to write, in order to sup ...more
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