Reading Guide for The Secret Garden

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The Secret Garden, a Sky original tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx – Genius, The Little Stranger), a 10-year-old girl sent to live with her uncle Archibald Craven (Colin Firth), under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (Julie Walters) with only the household maid, Martha (Isis Davis) for company. The film is set in 1940s England at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors.

Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst – There She Goes, Genius), who has been shut away unwell in a wing of the house. Whist exploring the grounds of the Misselthwaite Manor, Mary discovers a wondrous garden and meets a local boy Dickon (Amir Wilson – His Dark Materials, The Letter for the King) who helps her fix stray dog Hector’s injured leg using the garden’s restorative powers. The three children adventure deep into the mysteries of the garden – a magical place that will change their lives forever.

Whether you’re reading The Secret Garden for the first time or rediscovering it, this reading guide will provide you and your reading with questions and activities for your meeting.

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