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Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery's Favourite Places

by (author) Deirdre Kessler

by (photographer) Alanna Jankov

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jun 2010
General, Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2010
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2001
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The landscape of Prince Edward Island set Lucy Maud Montgomery's imagination on fire. This book explores the places where she grew up and explores the settings of her most famous works of fiction.
Green Gables, once the home of Montgomery's relatives, is now furnished and decorated based on descriptions in her most famous novel. Nearby is the author's childhood home -- her grandparents' farm -- and, at New London, her lovingly preserved birthplace. At Park Corner, visitors can enjoy one of her favourite places -- Silver Bush, the home of her Campbell cousins.
This book offers all new, beautiful photographs and historical images of the sites. Author Deirdre Kessler provides detailed background on these places, putting them in the context of rural life on Prince Edward Island a century ago.

About the authors

Deirdre Kessler. Charlottetown writer Deirdre Kessler is the author of five children's novels and five picture books, as well as poetry, plays, non-fiction and radio documentaries. She teaches children's literature and creative writing at the University of Prince Edward Island. "Home for Christmas" was published as an illustrated book by Pottersfield Press (1989) and appears here by permission of the publisher and the author.

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ALANNA JANKOV is a photographer based in Charlottetown, PEI.

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Editorial Reviews

"It is a beautiful souvenir piece for anyone who has ever cherished a visit to these haunts or has yearned to make such a pilgimage...Recommended."

Canadian Review of Materials

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