Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English playwright and author, best known for her children's stories—in particular, Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).


Born near Manchester, England, her family emigrated to the USA in 1865, where she began writing to help earn money for the family. She is buried in Roslyn Cemetery, on Long Island, and a memorial sculpture—depicting her two famous Secret Garden characters, Mary and Dickon—was erected in her honour in Central Park's Conservatory Garden in 1936.

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