Saturday, April 30, 2016

Anne's World

From Victoria:
Generations of girls have enjoyed the heartwarming tales of Anne Shirley, better known as Anne of Green Gables. Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery drew upon her own childhood experiences to create the stories, which take place in the fictional village of Avonlea, inspired by the true-life community of Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. The picturesque area holds many wonderful sights to explore; here are a few of our favorite spots. Montgomery often visited her cousins at their farm near Cavendish. The Green Gables Heritage Place commemorates the site of the iconic house featured in the books about her beloved protagonist, “Anne with an e.” The home is open for tours, and it is decorated as it appeared at the time of the author’s stays. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

When I visited Prince Edward Island we went around and looked at the various locations mentioned in the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery exclaiming, Oh this happened here or that happened there, then we realized, "Wait a minute, it was all fictional!" Her talent was to make the reader believe a fictional world really existed.