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|Dec. 27, 1999
about LMM's work have been published in CCL,
No.94: Walter's Closet by Benjamin Lefebvre and Adolescence
and the Trauma of Maternal Inheritance in L.M. Montgomery's Emily
of New Moon by Kate Lawson.
|Nov. 25, 1999
Japanese translation of "Anne of Green Gables" has been
published by Hara Shobo, translated by Professor Shiro Yamamoto of
Tokyo University. This is of particular interest because it is a translation
of "The Annotated Anne of Green Gables", Edited by
M.A. Doody, et al.
|Oct. 23, 1999
LMM's 125th birthday, the Town
of Uxbridge is holding Lucy Maud Montgomery Day on Satueday
the 23rd of October. Detailed information is on their web site.
|Oct. 15, 1999
from Sheila Copps,
Minister of Canadian Heritage, recounting her love for Anne is published
in O'Rora, No.28, 1999, a Japanese Canadian Magazine based
|Oct. 6, 1999
October 6, the Swansea Historical Society starts its fall program
with a talk by children's author Bernice
Thurman Hunter who met L.M. Montgomery when she was young. Hunter
wrote her encounter with Montgomery in the Booky series. Hunter
is going to talk about her "Growing up in Swansea During the
Great Depression." 7:30 pm at the Swansea Town Hall. 95 Lavinia
Avenue, Toronto, ON. Phone: (416) 392-1954, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sept. 16, 1999
of the first Japanese translator of the Anne series, Hanako Muraoka,
have a museum dedicated to Hanako entitled the Anne
Memorial Room. Canadian Prime Minister Jean
Chretien personally presented a special award from the Canadian
government on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations
Between Canada and Japan.
|Sept. 12, 1999
West Heritage Village Centre
(one of the filming sites of Anne of Green Gablesand
The Road to Avonlea) in Rockton, Ontario will have an Anne
of Green Gables Day on Sunday, September 12th. The Westfield Heritage
Village is located just north of Highway 8 halfway between Dundas
and Cambridge near Rockton.
||The Avonlea Traditions Chronicle,
Summer 1999, Issue No. 28 has been published. The feature article
is about the film Anne of Green
Gables: The Continuing Story created by Sullivan Entertainment.
revised book, Explore Muskoka by Susan Pryke mentions Montgomery's
and Muskoka area in Ontario, Canada. The
Boston Mills Press, ISBN 0-919783-90-2, $19.95 CDN.
|July 24, 1999
members from Buttercups
,the largest Montgomery fan club in Japan, travelled to Leaskdale
and presented a cheque for $1400.00 CDN to Mayor O'Connor of Uxbridge
and Wilda Clark, a consultant of the L.M. Montgomery Committee, for
the Leaskdale Manse restoration
project. The L.M. Montgomery Committee opened the manse for the
visitors, gave them tours around the area, and hosted a wonderful
tea. The group also donated $1250.00 CDN in 1996. And many members
have made donations individually.
children's author Tim
Wynne-Jones' book, Lord the Fries and Other Stories, which
contains a comical short story entitled The Anne Rehearsals,
was recently published. The main characters Carmen, Koko and Deidre
call themselves "the Rillas" based on Rilla of Ingleside.
Their school is going to put on Anne of Green Gables as the
end-of-the-year musical, and the Rillas are excited. But... Groundwood
Books/Douglas & McIntyre Ltd. ISBN 0-88899-274-2, $9.95 CDN.
|July 7, 1999
to the article "Battle of Avonlea being waged by beloved author's
heirs" by Val Ross, in the Globe
and Mail, "Yesterday, the daughter-in-law and granddaughter
of the acclaimed author went public with their fight for a greater
share of Sullivan
Entertainment's profits from television projects based on Ms.
Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables and spinoffs such as Road
to L.M. Montgomery (Issue Number 8), the newsletter of the Kindred
Spirits Society of Hamilton, has been published.
|June 6, 1999
||A book of
scholarly essays entitled L.M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture,
edited by Irene Gammel & Elizabeth Epperly, was published
just recently, and I got my copy today. Contributors include Yoshiko
Akamatsu, Margaret Atwood, Adrienne Clarkson, Jennifer Lister, Mary
Henley Rubio, Elizabeth Waterston and more. University of Toronto
Press, ISBN 0-8020-4406-9.
|June 5, 1999
Linda Jackson-Hutton of the Bala's
Museum created a wonderful limited edition plate for a commemorative
of the125th birthday of L.M. Montgomery. There is a picture of it
on their site.
author Mary Frances Coady's novel for youth entitled Lucy Maud
and Me was published by Beach
Holme Publishing, Vancouver, B.C. I'm still reading it. And I
had the opportunity to help her with her research at the Osborne.
awaited book, The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, just came out.
Compiled by Kevin McCabe and edited by Alexandra
Heilbron. It was published by Fitzhenry
& Whiteside, Toronto. I have two small chapters in it. One
on LMM and Japan, and the other on LMM in Ontario. (Check the recent
publications link below for more info.)