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What little girl can turn a whole household upside down and breath new life back into a strange, old manor? The wonderfully contrary, strong-willed, angry, misunderstood Mary Lennox.

''"People never like me and I never like people," Mary thought.'

When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. 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...

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780425289051

    October 2, 2017

    Puffin

    368 pages

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  • Hardback

    9780141385501

    April 3, 2017

    Puffin

    352 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780099572954

    August 1, 2012

    Vintage Children's Classics

    384 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780099541646

    January 4, 2011

    Vintage Classics

    320 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780141321066

    June 2, 2008

    Puffin

    368 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780553212013

    December 15, 2007

    Bantam US

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  • Hardback

    9781857159110

    June 25, 1993

    Childrens Classics

    320 pages

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    9781846071102

    March 15, 2017

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    9781446433539

    January 4, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    320 pages

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  • EBook

    9780141923543

    June 2, 2008

    Penguin eBooks

    368 pages

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