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Re-reading Anne of Green Gables: Gilbert and Anne’s Ambitions

This is part of a series on the experience of re-reading LM Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books as an adult. This one focuses on book two, Anne of Avonlea, so you may want to wait till you’ve read the first book to catch up here, though it’s not really full of spoilers if you’ve read […]

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Re-reading Anne of Green Gables: Mentored by Anne

I want to be like Anne when I grow up. My occasional Mighty posts are about this kind of dynamic: encountering characters in literature that actually change you for the better. Laura Ingalls is one, and so far I’ve also written about Cassie Logan, Alex Archer, Jean Valjean and the Tillerman children. There are plenty […]

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Re-reading Anne of Green Gables: Matthew Cuthbert

It’s an odd feature of my experience of postnatal depression: I find reading modern literature, which is usually my staple, too hard, most of the time. It’s mostly because of the unflinching subject matter. I love Kate Atkinson’s writing, and thought last week – after three months of re-reading Patrick O’Brian’s marvellous Master and Commander […]

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Re-reading Anne of Green Gables: Dust off your Copies!

I am loving re-reading LM Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books right now, and keen to share the joy. I’m working on a series of posts to accompany the experience of re-reading the books as an adult, so if you’re inspired, dust off your copies or find some in the library and join us! They […]

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13 TV Shows You May Have Missed that Feature Brilliant Female Leads [+ 18 More]

We may not have a TV, but DVD box sets and the internet are an enormous part of my life in the resting-or-breastfeeding days of late pregnancy and the ‘fourth trimester‘. I know I’m not alone in finding it suddenly much easier to watch than read during those hours on the sofa. It’s hard to […]

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Ten Books, Four Words Each: Childhood Faves

Lucy lured me back to the land of Twitter with her genius #sexisminparadise hashtag for discussing Air New Zealand’s foray into #everydaysexism. It’s been nice to be back. I spend most of my time there caught up with politics and feminism. And books! (So here we are.) The (not really from the) BBC book challenge […]

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Ten Books, Four Words Each

Perhaps, like me, you’ve been tagged in a Facebook chain asking you to list ten books that have stayed with you. Not necessarily your ‘Top Ten Books!’ in capital letters, but books that have lingered and been significant. Facebook is too ephemeral for something as important as books, so I thought, what’s the point of […]

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