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L. M. Montgomery - Author

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Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30, 1874-April 24, 1942) publicly known as L.M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels. Montgomery went on to publish twenty novels as well as 500 short stories and poems. Because many of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, Canada and the Canadian province became literary landmarks. She was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Author: L. M. Montgomery, Elena Distefano Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/09/2020

* Includes two rarely published titles* The series that inspired the hit TV show* Beautiful covers that modernise the collection* Great introduction to classic literature

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2020

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

'Oh, it seems so wonderful that I'm going to live with you and belong to you. I've never belonged to anybody' When a scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are taken by surprise; they'd asked for a quiet boy to help with the farm work at Green Gables. But how can you return a friendless child to a grim orphanage when she tells you her life so far has been a 'perfect graveyard of buried hopes'? And so, the beguiling chatterbox stays. Full of dreams, warmth and spirit, it is not long before Anne Shirley wins their hearts. This collection of the best children's literature, curated by Virago, will be coveted by children and adults alike. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.

Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

The sequel to Anne of Green Gables, there are lots of new characters to get to know as well as many much loved ones to meet again in Anne of Avonlea. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. Anne Shirley is now sixteen and preparing to take up her new role as a teacher in the local school. She has her best friend Diana Barry by her side and Gilbert Blythe, her childhood enemy, who is now a trusted ally and a fellow teacher. As impulsive as ever, Anne launches into her new career with characteristic vigour.

The Blue Castle

The Blue Castle

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2020

From the pen of one of the greatest writers of children's fiction comes a remarkable story of romance and rebellion. Valency Stirling is a 29-year-old woman trapped in a stifling household, surrounded by domineering family members who are all too eager to observe her perceived failings. Her only refuges are the novels of John Foster and her fantasies of the 'Blue Castle', an imaginary world where her dreams can come true. When she is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she decides to seize control of her own life, leading her on a liberating journey of personal and romantic discovery. Renowned for Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery demonstrates that her remarkable talent stretches to the world of adult fiction too. The only book set outside of Prince Edward Island, one of her few stories to feature an adult protagonist, The Blue Castle is rightly acclaimed as one of Montgomery's most powerful tales.

Penguin Minis:

Penguin Minis:

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

This beloved classic is now available as a Penguin Mini. Complete and unabridged, the book's revolutionary landscape design and ultra-thin paper make it easy to hold in one hand without sacrificing readability. Perfectly sized to slip into a pocket or bag, Penguin Minis are ideal for reading on the go. Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

Rilla of Ingleside

Rilla of Ingleside

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Rilla of Ingleside is the final installment of L. M. Montgomery's much-loved Anne Shirley novels. It follows Rilla Blythe, Anne's youngest daughter, as she grows up against the backdrop of the First World War. Complete and unabridged, this classic tale will delight readers both young and old. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Anne Shirley presents L.M. Montgomery's best-loved Anne of Green Gables series with elegant cover-designs. Featuring paperback, hardback, slipcased and boxset editions, this series contains wonderful collectibles which celebrate this iconic red-headed heroine.

Anne's House of Dreams

Anne's House of Dreams

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Anne's House of Dreams is the fifth Installment of the much-loved Anne Shirley series, in which our red-headed heroine is marrying Gilbert Blythe! While she's thrilled about the marriage, she's sad that their home will be far away from Avonlea. However, there's plenty to do and new people to meet, and a house to call her own! Join her as she enters the next phase of her exciting life, which continues to be full of activity and adventure. Perfect for children aged 8+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Anne Shirley presents L.M. Montgomery's best-loved Anne of Green Gables series with elegant cover-designs. Featuring paperback, hardback, slipcased and boxset editions, this series contains wonderful collectibles which celebrate this iconic red-headed heroine.

Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Anne Shirley returns in the second book of this charming series. She's now 16, and has delayed her dream of going to college to help Marilla on the farm. However, life at Avonlea is never dull - follow her adventures as she becomes a school teacher, helps raise a pair of mischievous twins and receives a lot more attention from her former enemy Gilbert Blythe... This sequel is perfect for children aged 8+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Anne Shirley presents L.M. Montgomery's best-loved Anne of Green Gables series with elegant cover-designs. Featuring paperback, hardback, slipcased and boxset editions, this series contains wonderful collectibles which celebrate this iconic red-headed heroine.

Anne of the Island

Anne of the Island

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Anne of the Island is the third installment of the much-loved Anne of Green Gables series. Anne Shirley faces new adventures and challenges and heads for a fresh start at Redmond College. There she discovers what it means to 'grow up' and find love. Complete and unabridged, this classic tale will delight readers both young and old. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Anne Shirley presents L.M. Montgomery's best-loved Anne of Green Gables series with elegant cover-designs. Featuring paperback, hardback, slipcased and boxset editions, this series contains wonderful collectibles which celebrate this iconic red-headed heroine.

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Rainbow Valley is the fifth book in the beloved Anne Shirley series. A now grown-up Anne and her children find themselves match-making for John Meredith, the new minister in Glen St. Mary. Complete and unabridged, this classic tale is beloved by readers both young and old. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Anne Shirley presents L.M. Montgomery's best-loved Anne of Green Gables series with elegant cover-designs. Featuring paperback, hardback, slipcased and boxset editions, this series contains wonderful collectibles which celebrate this iconic red-headed heroine.

The Anne of Green Gables Collection

The Anne of Green Gables Collection

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/10/2019

This delightful boxed set contains six of Anne Shirley's tales, presented in colourful paperback volumes. When wilful Anne arrives at the farm instead of the boy they expected, the Cuthbert's are in shock. However, the red-headed troublemaker grows to love Green Gables and the Cuthbert's couldn't imagine life without her. Follow the journey of 11-year-old red-headed orphan as she grows up over the course of these six titles: Includes: * Anne of Green Gables * Anne of Avonlea * Anne of the Island * Anne's House of Dreams * Rainbow Valley * Rilla of Ingleside. This beautiful collection is the perfect gift for fans of Anne both old and young. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Anne Shirley presents L.M. Montgomery's best-loved Anne of Green Gables series with elegant cover-designs. Featuring paperback, hardback, slipcased and boxset editions, this series contains wonderful collectibles which celebrate this iconic red-headed heroine.

Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Undefined Release Date: 15/03/2019

Anne of Green Gables (Legend Classics)

Anne of Green Gables (Legend Classics)

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2019

Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves

Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves

Author: L. M. Montgomery Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2018

In Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves, Anne Shirley's guardian Marilla keeps Anne dressed in plain, dark clothes unlike the other girls her age. Matthew Cuthbert, Anne's kindred spirit and sometime benefactor, struggles to figure out how to solve this problem. He overcomes his shyness to ensure that a wonderful, unexpected present is waiting for Anne on Christmas day.

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