Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery

Overview

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canada’s most beloved author, not only gave the world the classic novel Anne of Green Gables, but she was also a devoted minister’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 Montgomery’s most devoted fans will find stories to surprise, delight, and at times even shock them.

Reviews

The book, lavishly illustrated, is an interesting collection of reminiscences, a boon for the popular writer's legions of fans.

The London Free Press (December, 2001)

Compelling reading and the collection as a whole will certainly be of interest to any reader of Montgomery's journals and her novels.

Canadian Literature

About the Author

Alexandra Heilbron

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Alexandra Heilbron

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.