The Garden of Lost Secrets

The Garden of Lost Secrets

A. M. Howell

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474959551
Price: £6.99

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Set during the First World War, The Garden of Lost Secrets is a historical mystery. Clara is sent to stay with her aunt and uncle while her father convalesces from his battle trauma and injuries. She discovers strange goings on at the country estate where her uncle is the head gardener and her aunt the housekeeper. The earl's pineapples are being stolen and with her new friend Will, Clara is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Discussion Ideas

Discussions around themes of bravery, secrets and lies, and moral dilemmas are explored through the book, and this lesson plan gives ideas for how to structure these discussions as the novel is read.


The novel's historical context including 'Women at War and life on an estate, language study including inference and vocabulary, responses to literature and writing opportunities are all included in this download.