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Son of the secret Gardener

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

Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million,, Waterstones and all good book sellers

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Praise for Son of the Secret Gardener

“I love this book” Alan Titchmarsh

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