Alexandra Heilbron worked as an editor of The Avonlea Traditions Chronicle, a magazine for fans of L.M. Montgomery, for five years. In 2000, she won a writing award from the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation for her first book, The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album. Her work has appeared in many magazines, including TV Times, Tribute, Maclean's, Kindred Spirits, and Canadian Wildlife.
Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadaâ€™s most beloved author, not only gave the world the classic novel Anne of Green Gables, but she was also a devoted ministerâ€™s wife, mother, neighbour, and friend to many, who in turn were honoured to have know this great lady.
In Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery, the writer is remembered through first-hand reminiscences of the people who knew her. Her Sunday school students, neighbours, maids, family, and friends paint a portrait of Montgomery as she has never before been seen. Not only does this book uncover fascinating sides of the author and provide fresh anecdotes, but it includes many photographs that are published for the first time.
Even Montgomeryâ€™s most devoted fans will find stories to surprise, delight, and at times even shock them.
The book, lavishly illustrated, is an interesting collection of reminiscences, a boon for the popular writer's legions of fans.
Compelling reading and the collection as a whole will certainly be of interest to any reader of Montgomery's journals and her novels.