Sitting huddled in a thick jumper, waiting for the rain to stop, it is hard to remember that it was the most beautiful blossomy May. I have discovered that 'Anne of Green Gables' is the perfect book to read in May because you can immerse yourself in lyrical descriptions of spring blossom which are threaded throughout the joyful story of Anne growing up in Avonlea. Sometimes when you go back to a book that you read in childhood you make the painful discovery that the writing has dated and the plot is stuffy and contrived but 'Anne of Green Gables' sparkles with energy and expresses eloquently that childlike joy which we all feel every year when we see the May blossom as if for the first time.
I so agree. The Anne books are beloved to me. Its always nice to see how many adults love them.ReplyDelete
Still one of my favourite series. Probably time I re read themReplyDelete
I used to so much enjoy a blog from Prince Edward Island in Canada - where that story is set. (Sadly on of the blogs that has gone quiet)ReplyDelete
I re-read 'Anne of Green Gables' a year or so ago (my daughter's paperback copy) and remembered how much I'd adored the stories as a child. Comfort reading.ReplyDelete
I have never read it. I must remedy that, preferably with this exact edition.ReplyDelete