Jordie, a student from East Gwillimbury, visited the site on April 18 with her mother Andrea.  Emily of New Moon, Jordie’s first encounter with a Montgomery novel, will be the subject of a book report she will be completing in the next few weeks.  (I hope to get a copy!)

“I want to create a new heroine now – she is already in embryo in my mind – she has been christened for years. Her name is Emily. She has black hair and purplish gray eyes. I want to tell folks about her.”1

Jordie toured the Manse where Maud lived, and where the Emily character was created. The Emily trilogy was considered the most autobiographical of her novels, by L. M. Montgomery herself.   Perhaps now that Jordie has visited the famous writer’s home, as she finishes reading Emily of New Moon, she will find hints of Maud’s life in Leaskdale, and as a writer.


1The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume 2, Edited by Mary Rubio & Elizabeth Waterston

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