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Lucy Maud Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success. The central character, Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following.

The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set in Prince Edward Island, and locations within Canada's smallest province became a literary landmark and popular tourist site—namely Green Gables farm, the genesis of Prince Edward Island National Park. She was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.

Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide.
years of life: 30 November 1874 24 April 1942

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Andy Hidalgohas quoted2 years ago
“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
Andy Hidalgohas quoted2 years ago
Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.
Andy Hidalgohas quoted2 years ago
Green Gables is the dearest, loveliest spot in the world.

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    Anne of Windy Poplars
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    What I wished my childhood was like, and how I wish my children could grow up.

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    Rainbow Valley
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    So good. Loved all of it.

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    Anne of Ingleside
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