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Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery

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Lucy Maud Montgomery’s scrapbooks from the years 1893 to 1910 provide a revealing look into her life and inspiration during the time she created the beloved character of Anne Shirley while living on Prince Edward Island as a college student, teacher, and writer. In Imagining Anne, over 100 pages of the scrapbooks are fully and beautifully reproduced in colour, and the sign ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by Viking Canada
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Rebecca
This is the book I most wanted to buy in Prince Edward Island, but due to its size, did not want to pack in my tiny suitcase to fly back. It made such an impression on me that L.M. Montgomery did not create her book worlds out of thin air (I know, I know!), but spent her life collecting interesting bits of gossip, poems, flowers, colors, dresses, calling cards, pictures, and even mulch and cat fur (!) and pasting them into a large collection of scrapbooks. Many of these details are what made her ...more
Kiirsi Hellewell
May 23, 2015 Kiirsi Hellewell rated it it was amazing
This book is FASCINATING. I'm just staggered that Maud kept such detailed scrapbooks so long ago, and that they were preserved--and now the world can read/look at them! I need to buy this book. I was only able to get partway through it before needing to return it to the library, but I will be looking for a copy to own for myself.
Kathryn
Nov 04, 2009 Kathryn marked it as to-read
Hooray! My book from Amazon arrived today. Not quite as exciting as bringing home one of the copies I saw while on PEI, but definitely cheaper! And the lovely scrapbook pages look just the same in any event. I'm pouring over them with delicious glee.
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