• Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina’s biography of The Secret Garden author Frances Hodgson Burnett has reached the States. Dinitia Smith calls it “[t]horoughly researched and a good read,” and says the new biography “gives a harsher portrait of Burnett’s ambivalence as a mother and of the abuse that she suffered at the hands of her second husband, Stephen Townesend” than previous books about the author’s life.
  • A website features funny speculations about the use Victorians might have made of the Internet. (Via Things.)


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