"This story has its roots in the life of George Owen Millum, who at the turn of the 19thcentury was the head gardener at Maytham Hall in Kent, the home of Frances Hodgson Burnett, long celebrated for her timeless classic, The Secret Garden ... George Millum was the model for the fictional gardener [in the book]. George's son ... also grew up to be a country house gardener ... ['Son of the Secret Gardener' is] written and compiled by his own son with detailed extracts from his diaries." Left On The Shelf book blog, 16th March 2022.
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