Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Ultimate Book Bash: L. M. Montgomery Day
Welcome back, everyone! After today, it will be the last day of our Ultimate Book Bash! A bittersweet thought, personally. ;) But take heart...we've still got giveaways, tag answers, and of course, author days to come! Just a reminder, today is for L. M. Montgomery (author of Anne of Green Gables and more) and tomorrow we'll be celebrating C. S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia and more). So, shall we begin?
Lucy Maud Montgomery (I love that name...and wonder why she went by her initials) was born on November 30, 1874, and was generally called Maud by her family. She was born on Prince Edward Island, the same place where so many of her books take place. When she was almost two, her mother died. Her grieving father gave her grandparents custody, and when she was seven, she went to live with them. They were very strict, and Maud's life was hard.
In 1897, she accepted the proposal of Ed Simpson, simply because of the love and protection he would give her. However, in 1898, she broke off their engagement. Her first book (and most famous), Anne of Green Gables, was published in 1908. Three years later, she finally married a man named Ewan Macdonald, a minister.
She died in 1942, and continued writing right up to her death.