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Lady of the Manor: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Shuttle (1907)

When The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett was published in 1907, she was already the successful author of Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Making of a Marchioness, A Little Princess, and some two dozen other books for children and adults. In the course of her career, she produced some fifty novels. Of these, few but the children’s classics just mentioned, plus A Secret Garden, published in 1911, are still widely read.

In 2007 Persephone books republished The Shuttle, an entertaining story of American heiresses who marry English aristocrats. From the Persephone catalog:

The Shuttle, which is five hundred pages long and a page-turner for every one of them, is about far more than the process by which an English country house can be brought back to life with the injection of transatlantic money (there is some particularly interesting detail about the new life breathed into the garden) … Read More→


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