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The first edition of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery
was published in the 1980s, with fifty percent of the material removed to save space, as well as to reflect a quaint, marketable
vision of small-town Canada. The editors were instructed to excise anything that was not upbeat or did not "move the story
along." The resulting account of Montgomery's youthful life in Prince Edward Island depicts a fun-loving, simple country girl.
The unabridged journal, however, reveals something quite different. ...
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was the 100th anniversary of the publication of L.M. Montgomery's third novel, Kilmeny of the Orchard.
In celebration, the L.M. Montgomery Institute released a facsimile edition of
the Garden, the story that evolved into the Kilmeny novel.
Una of the Garden was first
published in serial format in The Housekeeper magazine in 1908-1909, but the scarcity of back issues of
this magazine made Montgomery's story inaccessible, until now. The facsimile edition booklet, reproduced from the holdings
of the Ryrie- Campbell Collection at LMMI, offers a fascinating opportunity to experience Montgomery's work within the context
of the original magazine publication, including illustrations and advertisements. The booklet also provides insight
about the transformation from the story to the novel. Una of the Garden is edited
by Donna J. Campbell and Simon Lloyd, with an introduction by Kate Macdonald Butler. Proceeds from
the sale of this publication benefit the work of the L.M. Montgomery Institute. Booklet Cost: $20 Canadian or US funds
There are many ways to help protect the natural resources in LM Montgomery's
home province and location of her stories: Prince Edward Island. One opportunity is with the Island Nature Trust and the Trees in Trust Program at www.treesintrust.com.
1918 - 2007
The books I read most as a child were by Lucy Maud Montgomery,
who’s best known for her Anne of Green Gables stories, but I also liked Emily of New Moon. Emily was
an only child, as I was. Emily lived on an island, as did I. Although Manhattan Island and Prince Edward Island are not very
much alike, they are still islands. Emily’s father was dying of bad lungs, and so was mine. Emily had some dreadful
relative, and so did I. She had a hard time in school, and she also understood that there’s more to life than just the
things that can be explained by encyclopedias and facts. Facts alone are not adequate. I love Emily.