Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 

Introduced by Anne Brichto of Addyman Books, Hay-on-Wye

It is the month that many of us think of Anne of Green Gables because of that famous quote, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill – several thrills?”.

Apart from sharing a name with our heroine including that all important ‘e’, I also identified with her passion for life and her ability to get into scrapes and then out of them. I was an equally well-meaning, hot headed, often irritating child with a over developed sense of right and wrong. I was accident prone and chaotic but liked organising outside dens and plays and market stalls. American and in this case Canadian fiction provided role models who were more like me. 

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I really like these beautifully coloured paperback editions published by Aladdin Press, part of the Simon & Schuster stable, the illustrated front covers, that resemble paper cut outs with appropriate themes for each volume, actually have a raised texture. I have paired them with matching smoothies. 

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