Saturday, 10 February 2018

A Wonderful Trip Down Memory Lane – Anne of Green Gables





I have re-read books from my girlhood before but usually come up disappointed.  But this one worked for me.  Sure it is a book of its time – early 1900's.  When I read it the first time I had no idea it was set in Canada!

The central character is very special.  No caricature here but a finely wrought character with a very special spirit.

If you would like to revisit this one, do let me know what you think.  I found it a gentle and enjoyable read.  The author really knew how to show you the character of people.  The descriptions of nature were a little overblown to my eyes but they were quite balanced out by the people and the story.  Warning – some bits are quite sad.

What other classics for children do you think will bear a re-read?

2 comments:

  1. One of my all time favorites, Carole! LM Montgomery’s diaries are quite interesting too.

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  2. Never read this. I should try it though!

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