The Secret Garden was my introduction to literature of depth .. In 1952 our classroom teacher read aloud 1 chapter a day of The Secret Garden. Loved it then, love it now! by Frances Hodgson Burnett; British author and playwright; b. Manchester, England
Bath, England, 1821. Rachel Crofton escapes the binds of her unhappy employment as a governess by marrying a charming self-made businessman. She sees a chance to create the family and home she has so long been without, but her new life soon takes an unexpected turn.