Ten of the best… gardens in literature.

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Ten of the best… gardens in literature.

Penguin Blog

After a spot of August reading inspiration? Look no further as Senior Editor for Vintage Classics, Frances Macmillan has shared her top ten gardens in literature. 

Paradise LostThe Garden of Eden in Paradise Lost by John Milton.

The Big One. The Original and Best. The one with the Tree and the Snake. The place where it all went wrong for mankind.


The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden Vintage ClassicsMary Lennox is a spoilt, sallow child uprooted from an expat life in India to lonely Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the Manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine…

“Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of…

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