Frances Hogdson Burnett
by John Davis
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was born in Cheetham, close to Manchester, England. Once her father died she and her family were on straitened circumstances and in the year 1865 move to the U.S. Later, Frances was forced to move to a even smaller home in Tennessee because of the civil war.
Frances was an English playwright and author. She wrote books such as, The Shuttle, A Fair Barbarian, Sarah Crewe, Emily Fox-seton, and many more. She is especially famous from writing The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Faunterloy.
After married and had children, Frances moved to Tennessee. But in 1890 her youngest son died of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a disease that is in your lungs and couldn't be treated back then.