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Biography & Autobiography Literary

Imagining Anne

L. M. Montgomery's Island Scrapbooks

by (author) Elizabeth Epperly

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Jul 2019
Literary, Women Authors, Diaries & Journals, Canadian
Recommended Age
0 to 18
Recommended Grade
k to 12
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2019
    List Price

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L. M. Montgomery's beautiful Island scrapbooks, covering a period from 1893 to mid-1910, are finally back in print. Reflecting Montgomery's youth and optimism, these full-colour pages are filled with meaningful insight into the life of a young writer's inspiration during the period when she would create the beloved character of Anne Shirley, who would win the hearts of readers worldwide with the publication of Anne of Green Gables in 1908.

With annotations and notes from Montgomery scholar Elizabeth Epperly, Imagining Anne allows fans a revealing look inside the mind of one of the most cherished writers of the twentieth century.

About the author

Elizabeth Rollins Epperly, PhD, was born in the United States but moved to Canada because of her love for the writing of L. M. Montgomery, She was the first student to register for the newly created University of Prince Edward Island in 1969 and, from 1995 to 1998, served as its first woman president. Dr. Epperly has written dozens of articles and six books, including Summer in the Land of Anne, and has created four Montgomery exhibitions. Founding chair of the L. M. Montgomery Institute, she serves on its International Advisory Board and on the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority.

Elizabeth Epperly's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Imagining Anne provides thirsty Montgomery fans with yet more information about their beloved Canadian author and will also engage scrapbookers curious about early examples of their craft. Although readers 10 and up may find the pictures interesting, the book will be best appreciated by older readers who already know something about Maud's life and work." —Canadian Review of Materials (Winnipeg, MB)