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The Home of Anne of Green Gables

Story Title: The Home of Anne of Green Gables
Episode: 4
Broadcast Date: 30th November 2013
Presenter: Kim Syrus

Lucy Maud Montgomery's literary classic 'Anne of Green Gables' introduced the land, sea and beauty of Prince Edward Island to the world over 100 years ago and when visiting the island you can visit the famous spots that inspired the novel

A Fictional Hero

  • The town of Cavendish, only 40 minutes from Charlottetown, is the birthplace of the author and the area that inspired her writings. Here, you get the chance to walk in the footsteps of this beloved book's characters
  • For those that may not know or maybe forgotten the Anne of Green Gables story, don't worry, there are plenty of authorities on hand eager to explain
  • Green Gables House, the home of Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert who adopted Anne and raised her, has been painstaking restored. Visitors can wander through and relive their favourite 'Anne' moments
  • Since its publication in 1908, there have been over 50 million copies sold and been translated into 36 different languages including Swedish and Japanese. The popularity of this novel has seen it adapted into movies, tv series, plays, cartoons and musicals
  • Visitors to PEI have the chance, every summer season, to tap their toes and enjoy Anne of Green Gables, the longest running musical in Canada and you don't just need to be a fan to appreciate this everlasting tale
  • For more information on the musical and the tours click here