L.M. Montgomery News 1999

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Dec. 27, 1999 Two articles 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 The newest 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 To celebrate 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 A letter 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 in Toronto.
Oct. 6, 1999 On Wednesday, 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: swansea@web.net
Sept. 16, 1999 The family 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 The 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.
August, 1999 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.
August, 1999 The newly revised book, Explore Muskoka by Susan Pryke mentions Montgomery's favourite Bala and Muskoka area in Ontario, Canada. The Boston Mills Press, ISBN 0-919783-90-2, $19.95 CDN.
July 24, 1999 Today, 12 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.
July, 1999 Canadian 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 According 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 Avonlea."
June, 1999 The 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 Jack & 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.
Spring, 1999 Canadian 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.
January, 1999 The long 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.)



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