Anne of the Island
By L. M. Montgomery
Following our successful publication of L. M. Montgomery's Emily of New Moon series, we will publish the beloved Anne of Green Gables series in its entirety on the VMC list, with beautiful new covers. Anne of the Island is the third book in the beloved Anne of Green Gables series.
The third book in the Anne of Green Gables series
'All life lessons are not learned at college. Life teaches them everywhere.'
At eighteen years old Anne is leaving Green Gables for university - her life's dream. But her feelings are bittersweet: although excited to see the world, she is heartbroken to leave her home and everyone she loves.
Anne spends her first days at college lonely and anxious that she doesn't fit in, but before long she has made new friends - including dark, handsome Roy Gardner, who seems to have stepped from her dreams. When her childhood friend Gilbert Blythe finally confesses that his feelings have turned to love, it takes tragedy for Anne to realise what her heart desires.
This collection of the best in 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.
L. M. Montgomery was born in 1874 on Prince Edward Island, Canada, where she spent her childhood living with her grandparents in an old farmhouse. A prolific writer, she published many short stories, poems and novels, many of which were inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Anne of Green Gables and its sequels have always been amongst the most popular of children's classics. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried on her beloved island.
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02 Mar 2017
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