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The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s

Edith Nesbit (1858-1924)

1. 01 - The Beginning
2. 02 - The Manor House
3. 03 - The Wonderful Garden
4. 04 - In Thessalonians
5. 05 - The Midnight Adventure
6. 06 - Hunted
7. 07 - Being Detectives
8. 08 - The Heroine
9. 09 - The Morning After
10. 10 - Brewing the Spell
11. 11 - The Rosicurians
12. 12 - The Other Book
13. 13 - The Rosy Cure
14. 14 - The Mineral Woman
15. 15 - Justice
16. 16 - The Appeal to Caesar
17. 17 - The Le-o-pard
18. 18 - The Leopard's-Bane
19. 19 - F. of H.D.
20. 20 - The Waxen Man
21. 21 - The Atonement of Rupert
22. 22 - The Portrait
23. 23 - The End

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Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups.E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned.Published exactly 100 years ago, this is one of her least-known children's books, out of print for many years, and with no text available online at the time of recording. Yes, it's dated. Yes, it's politically incorrect. But it is delightful nonetheless. As Gore Vidal once wrote: "...though a reading of E. Nesbit is hardly going to change the pattern of a nation, there is some evidence that the child who reads her will never be quite the same again, and that is probably a good thing." (Introduction by Ruth Golding)



- The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s

Loved the book and the reader was very good too! Will listen to this story again, it will be like visiting old friends. Dated but I myself enjoyed that part about it. It is a magical story. :-)