Sunday, February 3, 2008

Prequel to Anne of Green Gables

I posted a story about Anne of Green Gables a few days ago. I didn't realise that there was a book being published this week.

The new book, Before Green Gables, will focus on the young girl's hard-luck life with a string of foster families and at a Nova Scotia orphanage in the years before her momentous appearance as an 11-year-old adoptee at Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert's farm in turn-of-the-century Avonlea.

The prequel is to be written by award-winning Nova Scotia children's author Budge Wilson and released in early 2008 as part of an array of centennial tributes to Montgomery and her cultural legacy.

I saw a brief item on this book on the TV on Saturday evening. If it doesn't cost too much I will try and buy a copy.

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