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The Literary Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery : The Real Anne of Green Gables

The Literary Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery : The Real Anne of Green Gables

The name “Lucy Maud Montgomery” might not ring any bells for you, but everyone knows Anne of Green Gables - the beloved books and equally beloved tv series that came after.  But her creator had an interesting and varied life as well - with a lot of parallels to Anne’s.   Read on for a short biography of Canada’s most famous writer.   Young Lucy Lucy was born on Prince Edward Island in 1874. Her mother died when she was 21 months old, at which point she began living with her maternal grandparents. Her early years were solitary. She spent much time alone, creating imaginary friends for herself. This imaginary world was clearly what sparked her creativity. She kept a...

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