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TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

When adults speak of Anne of Green Gables today, this is probably the most common adaptation that comes to mind. Clocking in at over 3 hours total, this adaptation takes on the entire first book. In stark contrast to the 2017 version reviewed last week, this is a textbook comfort show. It goes out of… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

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TV Show Review: Anne with an E (2017), Season 1

The first season of this new adaptation of the childhood classic Anne of Green Gables is nothing if not a new and original interpretation of a classic. The basic story remains entirely intact. Anne Shirley and all the rest of the cast are unmistakable. This season covers less than half of the original book, clearly… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne with an E (2017), Season 1

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Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian children's book published in 1908. It remains to this day a staple of childhood in parts of Canada and the US. It revolves around Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan who is adopted by an elderly pair of siblings living in the picturesque Green Gables in Avonlea, a fictional… Continue reading Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery