Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson
  

Before Green Gables

Written by Budge Wilson

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Now in paperback. This prequel is published to coincide with the centenary of the first publication of Anne of Green Gables. The book features Anne Shirley when she was younger living in a foster home, looking after children even though she is a child herself. It is a brutal environment and Anne’s only means of escape is through her imagination, and we learn how much of a powerful force that can be. A compelling and striking book from author Budge Wilson.

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Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson

Before she had arrived at Green Gables, Anne Shirley had a difficult early life. Orphaned as a baby, she was sent from one foster-home to the next, caring for other people's children even though she was but a child herself, and escaping from her dark reality through the power of her vivid imagination.

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Profound ideas, persuasively fleshed out. L.M. Montgomery would surely have approved. - Washington Post

Wilson makes Anne Shirley speak like Montgomery's Anne Shirley and even provides a credible scenario to show how a backwoods girl with little education managed to acquire the vast, precocious vocabulary that has endeared Anne to many readers. - Edmonton Journal (Alberta, Canada) Wilson cleverly and adroitly portrays the essence of Montgomery's famous red-headed orphan. - Library Journal

About the Author

Budge Wilson
Budge Wilson was born and educated in Nova Scotia, but spent many years in Ontario before returning home in 1989. She lives in a fishing village on the South Shore. She began writing later in life, after teaching and working as a commercial artist and photographer, and, for over 20 years, as a fitness instructor. Since publishing her first book in 1984, she has published over 32 books, with translations in 10 languages and in 13 countries.

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Format

Paperback
480 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Budge Wilson
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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th March 2009

ISBN

9780141323596

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