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date: 06 July 2020

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson (1849–1924) Author 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

of *Little Lord Fauntleroy and The *Secret Garden, she was born Frances Eliza Hodgson, the child of a North of England ironmonger. Her father died when she was three, whereupon her mother took over the family business. Frances was brought up in Manchester. She went to a small private school in a neighbour’s house, and soon began to entertain her schoolfellows with tales of high romance, which she wrote down in old kitchen notebooks.... ...

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