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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Anne of Green Gables


A childhood favourite that deserves a re-read.

‘Oh, it seems so wonderful that I’m going to live with you and belong to you. I’ve never belonged to anybody’

When a scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are taken by surprise; they’d asked for a quiet boy to help with the farm work at Green Gables. But how can you return a friendless child to a grim orphanage when she tells you her life so far has been a ‘perfect graveyard of buried hopes’? And so, the beguiling chatterbox stays. Full of dreams, warmth and spirit, it is not long before Anne Shirley wins their hearts.

Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908 and became an 8-book series exploring the world of the loveable chatterbox Anne Shirley. Virago published all 8 titles, with stunning new covers, this March and we thought it was time to add them to our Book Club rota. A timeless tale of a mischievous and determined young woman, we have no doubt that Anne of Green Gables will delight readers old and new.

You can buy a copy of the Anne of Green Gables in any good bookstore or online at Amazon, Waterstones and The Hive. Plus, you can enter our prize draw to win one of five copies of our beautiful Virago Modern Classics edition of Anne of Green Gables. To enter, simply fill your details in the form below. Winners will be announced on 17th July.

For more Anne of Green Gables dip your toe into the Netflix adaptation Anne with an E, written by Moira Walley-Beckett, series one is available now.

Join the #VMCBookClub conversation on Virago’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we love to hear what you think.


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  1. This is a prize draw for Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery. To enter, please fill in your name and e-mail address in the form above.
  2. The winner will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by a member of the Little, Brown Book Group marketing department, whose decision will be final.
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