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Did you know that Anne of Green Gables was turned down by several publishers before it was accepted and published in 1908? Since then it has become one of the world’s best-selling novels, and it has been translated into over 36 languages. The musical version is Canada’s longest-running musical, and the novel has had a significant impact on the tourism revenues of Prince Edward Island.
What is it about this story of a red-haired orphan which has appealed across cultures and generations? Why are so many readers inspired by Anne – her mistakes, her imagination, her courage, her deep responses to nature and to literature?
Let me introduce you to the woman behind this incredible book.