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The Secret Garden

For our fifth Firefly Christmas Advent treat, Sarah Govett, author of The Territory trilogy shares her favourite Christmas book. The last book in the trilogy, The Territory: Truth publishes in March 2018. 


I’m currently reading The Secret Garden with my 7-year-old and while it’s obviously not a traditional 'Christmas' book, it might still become a yuletide staple for us. Colin and Mary’s recovery is so life-affirming and their belief in ‘the Magic’ so contagious that when I see the first robin perched on holly or the first snowdrop leaves unfurling I can’t help but see the wonder in the world. So this Christmas when my girls start to discuss Father Christmas or ask whether I believe in magic, I’ll be able to answer honestly: I believe in the Magic, yes I really do.