Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery

Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery

Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery

Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery


Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canada's most beloved author, not only gave the world the classic novel Anne of Green Gables, but she was also a devoted minister's wife, mother, neighbour, and friend to many, who in turn were honoured to have know this great lady.

In Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery, the writer is remembered through first-hand reminiscences of the people who knew her. Her Sunday school students, neighbours, maids, family, and friends paint a portrait of Montgomery as she has never before been seen. Not only does this book uncover fascinating sides of the author and provide fresh anecdotes, but it includes many photographs that are published for the first time.

Even Montgomery's most devoted fans will find stories to surprise, delight, and at times even shock them.


Most of L.M. Montgomery’s books were so sunny and bright that her readers assumed that the author’s life was exactly like that of the Anne of Anne of Green Gables, but when her journals were published, a darker side of L.M. Montgomery emerged. Naturally, this raised questions. Which L.M. Montgomery was the real Maud (as she preferred to be called) Montgomery? What was she really like?

Maud made an interesting assertion in an early volume of her journals. She claimed that when she was very young, she decided that no matter how difficult things were, no matter how she felt about certain people or aspects of her life, she would be cheerful and outgoing. She didn’t want to darken other peo-

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