If you enjoyed The Secret Garden why not try...
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a source of great inspiration and comfort to many, including myself. It’s a transformative story, not only of a garden, but the people whose lives the garden is a part of. It’s about being able to step over a threshold, metaphorical and literal, and allowing the magic of nature to heal you. Here I would like to share three titles that I think you’ll appreciate and enjoy if you love The Secret Garden.
THE LOST WORDS BY ROBERT MACFARLANE & JACKIE MORRIS
The Lost Words is a spell book, rooted in the natural world. Its poems and illustrations are alive with energy drawing us back to nature. It’s a book to encourage and reignite our wild sides, full of wonder and enchantment.
REWILD YOURSELF BY SIMON BARNES
Rewild Yourself is a wonderful book, offering gentle and inspiring encouragement as to how to step over threshold from our own perceived world into nature’s. Each chapter begins with a quote from a beloved fantasy adventure, and continues onto nurture the idea within us that we too can have these moments, with only almost the smallest of shifts in our perceptions and understanding.
THE ROBIN: A BIOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN MOSS
Stephen Moss’ ode to robins is a wonderfully endearing read, accompanied with beautiful illustrations. It’s fascinating and quirky, exploring the ornithology, folklore and poetry of the ‘pious bird with scarlet breast’ (William Wordsworth). The month by the month approach will have you keeping keen eye out all year long for these busy wee red-breasted warriors.