Af: Frances Hodgson Burnett



In 'Vagabondia' the bustling streets of 20th century London are home to an artistic family with great ambitions. Phil and his three sisters want only to live a bohemian lifestyle, free of financial speculation, but in a town that revolves around the accumulation of wealth and power, such dreams are hard to achieve.

A story which takes place in an environment similar to that of the Hollywood blockbuster 'Titanic', starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as the star crossed lovers Rose and Jack (except for the bit about the boat, but you can't have everything.)

Readers of historical fiction often compare 'Vagabondia' to other great titles of the genre such as 'Pride & Prejudice' by Jane Austen and 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. Frances Hodgson Burnett was an English American playwright and author. Born in the UK in Manchester to a family of ironmongers, she later migrated to the United States where she would go on to write some of her most famous plays and novels. During the span of her career, Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote and published more than 53 novels, most of them for adults. However, she is perhaps best known for her work in children’s literature, including famous titles such as ‘The Little Princess’ (1905), ‘The Secret Garden’ (1911), and ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’ (1886). Frances Hodgson Burnett is also known for her historical fiction, including acclaimed titles such as 'The Head of the House of Coombe' (1922) and its sequel, 'Robin' (1922). Burnett’s work has been adapted for film many times. The latest movie adaptation of ‘The Secret Garden’ was released in 2020, starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters.

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