Son of the Secret Gardener
By Trevor Millum
Category Memoirs, Autobiography, True Stories, Gardening
About Son of The Secret Gardener
Trevor Millum’s grandfather, George Millum, was gardener to Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of the children’s classic The Secret Garden (1911); the garden he tended at Maytham Hall, her home, was the inspiration for the book, and George was the model for the gardener. His son, the author’s father, also born at Maytham Hall, was himself a gardener. He kept diaries of his day-to-day work, now published for the first time in this unusual and absorbing book.
About Dr Trevor Millum
Dr Trevor Millum FRSA: Teacher and Head of English; Director of the National Association for the Teaching of English; creative practitioner and manager for Creative Partnerships; now freelance writer, editor, consultant - and gardener. Previous works include Images of Woman (Chatto and Windus, 1975) through to The Poetry Guide (Troika, October 2020). In between he has published mainly in the education sector, both poetry and fiction for children and young adults and books for teachers on poetry, ICT and creativity.
Published: Early 2022. Available to order pre-release
Pages: 230 ISBN: 978-1-86151-993-1
Size: 6”x 9” / 152 x 229mm Price: £11.50 Format: Paperback
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Praise for Son of the Secret Gardener
“I love this book” Alan Titchmarsh