Burnett, Francis

Burnett, Francis (Eliza b. Hodgson)

(1849–1924) author; born in Manchester, England. Brought up in Manchester, she and her parents emigrated to Knoxville, Tenn. (1865). She wrote for periodicals, traveled to Europe (1875–77), married, and moved to Washington, D.C. After the failure of her marriage, she divided her time between Long Island and England, and wrote her enduring classics for young readers, Little Ford Fauntleroy (1886), and The Secret Garden (1911). She continued to publish many other books, but her nostalgic approach became unpopular and it is her earlier work that is remembered.
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This survey helped inspire entrepreneurs Simeon Burnett, Francis Reid and Richard Allen to set up Snowball Effect--an equity crowdfunding platform that allows businesses to raise funds by selling shares to the public online without a costly prospectus.
Starting his ad career at Leo Burnett, Francis has a rounded CV that includes time as a strategy director at Mindshare, the OMD position and then Saatchis.
Alumni include such notables as Jack Black, Carol Burnett, Charles Burnett, Francis Ford Coppola, Susan Egan, Moctesuma Esparza, Mariska Hargitay, Catherine Hardwicke, Todd Holland, Judy Kaye, Gregory Nava, Alexander Payne, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Rob Reiner, Tim Robbins, Eric Roth, Tom Schumacher, Paul Schrader, Brad Silberling, Gore Verbinski and Audrey Wells.