Very Rare *The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnet* - Book Designed & Signed by Lauren Child

  • £2,125.00


Very Rare Collector's Item: Limited Edition, Hand Numbered, Puffin Designer Classics 

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett,

Book Designed & Signed by Lauren Child

An unbelievable scoop! Here we have a copy of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic: The Secret Garden designed by Lauren Child, MBE and (incredibly rarely) signed by Lauren herself alongside a hand-drawn fly motif.

This hand-numbered book was especially commissioned for Puffin’s 70th anniversary and is one of only 1000 copies ever produced which sold out within weeks of printing. Other than ours, we’ve yet to see a signed copy on the market.

Lauren’s design features a beautifully barmy tri-layered die-cut montage cover complete with a miniature Garden Key, marker ribbon, green pages and exquisitely illustrated end papers. The book is both displayed and well-protected in an elegant but practical Perspex slipcase.

A very, very special book indeed!

(This book and slipcase have been stored in the original manufacturer’s wrapping and box. International shipping available upon enquiry: email us).

Puffin Designer Classics - The Secret Garden cover detail

After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door.

Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

Lauren Child title page detail