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Critical Praise for Looking for Anne

Anne fans may be startled and delighted to discover that...the name 'Green Gables' may have been inspired by the name of Grover Cleveland's summer White House at Cape Cod in Massachusetts named 'Gray Gables'. From page 158 of Irene Gammel's new book Looking for Anne: How Lucy Maud Montgomery Dreamed up a Literary Classic
—The National Post

To celebrate Anne’s centennial, there are two new reissues of the original book, yearlong celebrations on Prince Edward Island (where the story is set) and, for those who can’t get enough, two prequels.
Perhaps the most interesting addition, however, is Irene Gammel’s “Looking for Anne of Green Gables,” a well-researched... dual biography of Anne and her creator. Much has been written about Anne’s enduring appeal, by academics and critics debating her proto-feminist status or unpacking her influence on children’s literature. Less known is her genesis, and it’s this ‘perfect storm of inspiration’ reconstructed by Gammel. 
—New York Times Review (click here for the full review, "Chick-Lit Pioneer"

“ [an] absorbing book”  
Jane Urquhart, Maclean’s Magazine

"Looking for Anne takes a bold new look at Anne of Green Gables.  If you have loved Anne of Green Gables and wonder how the novel came about, I recommend that you read Irene Gammel’s book."
Kate Macdonald Butler (L. M. Montgomery’s granddaughter)

Looking for Anne (…) will captivate those interested in the behind-the-scenes of Montgomery’s breakthrough novel. A highly readable, top-rate study that [provides] a new spin on Montgomery's text. 
Globe and Mail

Looking for Anne (…) sets out to uncover the [mystery] of how the novel and the character came into being. … a meticulously researched and referenced work, [tracing] the path of the intensely private Montgomery's life and character in conjunction with the "bends in the road" that brought Anne to life...

 —National Post


For more reviews on Irene Gammel’s book Looking for Anne, click here 
 

Critical Praise for the Exhibit

 

New exhibit casts some surprising light on the origins of Canada’s favourite red-headed orphan. A small, revealing exhibition at the Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens should enlighten a wider public. The exhibition’s materials and memorabilia show how the author fleshed out the complexity of Anne’s psychological make-up, a subject avoided in most film and TV adaptations of the story.

TorontoStar

 Click here to view photos of the exhibit and book launch

Press Releases

 

 Press Release for Looking for Anne: Finally the Surprising Truths Behind the Creation of the Green Gables Icon Revealed

 

 Press Release for National Exhibition Tour, Anne of Green Gables: A Literary Icon at 100, May 1, 2008 to March 1, 2009


Publicity Contacts


Diane Hargrave
Tel:  416-467-9954, ext. 104
Fax: 416-467-0881
Email: dhprbks@interlog.com

Jennifer Fox, Senior Publicist, Key Porter
Tel: 416-862-7777 ext. 232
E-mail: Jennifer.fox@KEYPORTER.COM



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