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L.M Montgomery's Beginning and End

My birthday present to myself this year was to join the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club. It is an online book club and I am so excited to be a part of it. I haven't been in book club in a long time, mostly because all of the invitations I get usually end with, "and at our meetings, we usually don't talk about the book very much, so it doesn't matter if you read it or not." What is the point of a book club if you are not actually going to talk about the book? So, anyway, I am excited to be a part of a community of people who read as much as I do and like to talk about what they read.

I was even more excited when I learned that the pick for November was going to be Emily of New Moon. And since I have lived on PEI for almost 7 years and had yet to visit L. M. Montgomery's Birthplace, I figured it was high time. So the kids and I hopped in the van this afternoon and drove through some lovely countryside to New London, PEI.


Joash took this picture of me and the sign. He did a nice job!

Mataya and Joash at the front door. The sun is so bright!

Official plaque.
 The little home is full of all sorts of Montgomery's belongings and memorabilia. This includes a collection of Anne of Green Gables books in all of the languages it has been translated into as well as all of Montgomery's personal scrapbooks that she made of all of her published work.

And the little upstairs bedroom where Montgomery was born.
On our way home, we drove by a few other Montgomery sites that we didn't have time to stop at today. These included the home of her grandparents in Cavendish, where Montgomery spend most her childhood and young adult life until she was married, as well as the church she worshiped at (and where I believed she met her husband.) We also drove by her burial site and got out for a quick picture.
I think it is fun to live in a place that readily and eagerly claims its connections to an author and literature. I am looking forward to reading Emily of New Moon again and also diving into Montgomery's Selected Journals for MMD Book Club this fall!

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