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"Reading these pages and examining the teenaged Montgomery's photographs, we are given a full and intimate look into the development of an astonishingly gifted young writer's life and work." --Jane Urquhart
"compelling reading." --The Prairie Journal
"Fascinating." l--The Toronto Star
"A fascinating reading experience." --The Globe and Mail
"All photographs that Montgomery inserted into her manuscript are now embedded in the text, creating a multi-media impact - and the result is beautiful." --Chronicle Herald
Mary Henley Rubio is professor emerita at the University of Guelph. Her biography Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings (Doubleday, 2008) was nominated for British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and has successfully sold across the world. Rubio's other publications include co-editing with Elizabeth Hillman Waterston five volumes of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery (Oxford University Press, 1985-2005). Elizabeth Hillman Waterston, FRCS, O.Ont., is professor emerita at the University of Guelph. Her critical work, Magic Island: The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery (Oxford, 2008), considers all of Montgomery's novels in the context of a richly textured imaginative landscape. Other books by Waterston include Rapt in Plaid: Canadian Literature and the Scottish Tradition (University of Toronto Press, 2003) and Children's Literature in Canada (Simon and Schuster, 1992), as well as two recent novels: Passion Spent (Lulu, 2007) and At the Corner of Hope (Borealis,2008).