Lucy Maud Montgomery was a complex, contradictory woman whose literary achievements rank among the most popular of all Canadian writing. Every Canadian knows Anne of Green Gables, yet very few of us
Lucy Maud Montgomery was a complex, contradictory woman whose literary achievements rank among the most popular of all Canadian writing. Every Canadian knows Anne of Green Gables, yet very few of us know Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Using diaries and letters Lucy Maud never intended to be made public, The Wheel of Things is a pioneering biography of one of Canada's most successful and important writers. Since its publication, the release of Montgomery's diaries and other work by scholarly writers have confirmed the life story that Mollie Gillen tells so well in this important and path-breaking biography.
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"Mollie Gillen has made Lucy Maud Montgomery a vividly real human being, in a biography as readable as its subject's own novels."
- Quill & Quire
"Distinguished historian and biographer Mollie Gillen corrects that oversight with this portrait of a 'vividly real human being.'"
- Ottawa Citizen
"... an unexpected and delightful surprise ... a fresh and in-depth picture of a truly remarkable woman."
Mollie Gillen's writing career started in the 50s. As a federal government information officer in Ottawa, she edited government journals. In 1995, she received Hon.D.Litt. from her alma mater, Sydney University, for her work on the First Fleet and the history of early Australia, and she also received the Order of Australia for her enormous contributions to her home country.
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