Friday, January 30, 2009

Staff Picks - Before Green Gables

Before Green Gables, by Budge Wilson

How would Anne (with an E of course) describe the task of writing the prequel to Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables? Daunting, formidable, intimidating, monumental - is there a word big enough?

To celebrate the centenary of this Canadian classic and with the permission of the Montgomery heirs, Budge Wilson took on the challenge of filling in the blanks of Anne's early years.

Not surprisingly, with such beloved book, it has been met with some controversy.

I can only give my opinion. I won't say how many years its been since I've read (and re-read) all the Anne books, however, they have come back to life for me this week. So, thank you Budge Wilson!
I've just checked out Anne of Green Gables and I'm going to start again.

Please post a comment if you have also read this book.

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