A Little Princess The Secret Garden Black Beauty

  |  Buy to Own: 11/11/2002
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A triple bill of screen adaptations of classic children's novels. In 'A Little Princess' (1995), when her father goes to war, Sara Crewe is forced to leave her idyllic home in India and enroll at an English girls' school. With the news that her father is lost in battle, Sara is left alone and penniless, but through the power of her imagination she brings the magic and wonder of her Indian existence to the strict regime of Miss Minchin's school. In 'The Secret Garden' (1993) Mary Lennox is a young orphan sent to stay with her uncle in a forbidding mansion. She not only discovers an invalid cousin she never knew she had but also a secret garden in need of repair. Whilst 'Black Beauty' (1994) is another reworking of the Anna Sewell classic about a horse which has been badly treated. Set during the late 19th Century, where poverty was high in London's East End, the tale follows the ups and downs of the life of the horse Black Beauty.