With all the "Kate Mania" sweeping Canada this weekend, I thought it appropriate to talk about Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Why, you ask? What does Anne of Green Gables have to do with the Royal Tour of Canada? Well, according to all the reports on the news, the Duchess of Cambridge has specifically asked to visit Prince Edward Island, childhood home of Montgomery, and the setting of her charming novel. It has been reported that Anne of Green Gables was a childhood fav of Her Royal Highness.
Without giving too much of the plot away to those who have not yet read AOGG, the story goes as follows:
Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are brother and sister, living at Green Gables, a farm in Avonlea, P.E.I. They decide to adopt a young boy to help the aging Matthew on their farm. But, instead, the "orphan asylum" in Nova Scotia sends them the red-haired Anne Shirley. Anne, while being a dramatic chatter-box, is imaginative and extremely sharp-minded, worming her way into the Cuthberts' hearts.
Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, and has sold over 50 million copies; it continues to delight readers around the world!
Have you read Anne of Green Gables?