One of my favorite parts of The Forgotten Garden, were the fairy tales woven throughout the story.
Of the fairy tales that we were told in the story, which was your favorite? Why?
Did you have a favorite fairy tale as a child?
I was requested to attend at the Sunshine Welfare Offices, where they formerly (sic) discharged me from State wardship. It took the Senior Welfare Officer a mere 20 minutes to come clean, and tell me everything that my heart had always wanted to know...that I was of 'Aboriginal descent', that I had a Natural mother, father, three brothers and a sister, who were alive...He placed in front of me 368 pages of my file, together with letters, photos and birthday cards. He informed me that my surname would change back to my Mother's maiden name of Angus.
|On the night of her 21st birthday, Nell's father, Hugh, tells her a secret that shatters her world as she knows it. Was Hugh right to tell her about her past? How might Nell's life have turned out differently had she not discovered the truth?|