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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (7 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844089894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844089895
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1874. She had her first poem published at the age of 15 and after completing college she worked for a short time as a journalist before becoming a teacher.

In 1908 Anne of Green Gables was published to huge acclaim with Anne of Avonlea coming soon after. Many successful novels follwed but by late 1930s, due to personal troubles, illness and depression, she stopped writing.

Lucy Maud Montgomery died in 1942 and was buried on her beloved Prince Edward Island.

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From the author of Anne of Green Gables comes the Emily of New Moon trilogy, with a spirited heroine who will beguile readers of all ages. Emily's story is heart-rending, magical and completely unforgettable. Emily Climbs is the second book in the series.

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Emily never imagined Aunt Elizabeth would allow her to go to high school in Shrewsbury, and she's thrilled, especially as her friends Ilse, Teddy and Perry will be there. But there are conditions: Emily must board with hateful Aunt Ruth, and she must promise to stop writing stories. For Emily, who dreams of being a writer, this is unthinkable, but she wants an education, so reluctantly agrees.

With the move from her home at New Moon to Aunt Ruth's house, Emily faces many challenges. Not only must she prove herself at school, despite rejection and jealousy, but she begins to realise that she is growing up. Her childhood friendships - especially with Teddy and Perry - start to turn into something more complicated and in a small-town the merest hint of gossip can cause hurt and scandal.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dee on 8 Mar 2014
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It's wonderful to see LM Montgomery being published by Virago. Montgomery should be on the reading list for all young women. It's an inspirational trilogy about becoming a writer. It is full dedication to place and creativity. I've bought this trilogy for friends, old aunties and given a set to my local school for their library. If you have a woman in your life and you want to inspire her, if she's 11 or 21 or 81 treat her to these books, she will thank you.
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I bought the Emily series out of curiosity having loved the Anne books as a child. I might be a bit older than the intended audience but these books are lovely. Funny and charming with something important to say about independence and the importance of a career and ambition for women. Everything that matters really.
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A young writer grows up.... 17 May 2014
By D.S.Thurlow - Published on Amazon.com
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"Emily Climbs" is the middle passage of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Emily" trilogy, set in and near the fictional small town of Shrewsbury in pre-First World War Prince Edward Island. Emily Bird Starr, an orphan being raised by her extended Murray family, is a born writer, an avocation not appreciated by her relatives.

As the story opens, the 14 year-old Emily is offered the opportunity to attend boarding high school away from her home of New Moon Farm. It is a chance to gain an education and to stay with her good childhood chums Ilse, Perry, and Teddy. The price is steep: her Aunt Elizabeth demands she give up fiction writing for the duration, a demand Emily reluctantly accepts.

High school will be a chance to grow. Emily excels in class and advances her writing skills under the tutelage of Mr. Carpenter, a former teacher, and of Dean Priest, a distant relative whose interest in Emily may not be entirely unselfish. The stubborn and pround Emily repeatedly runs afoul of her strict Aunt Ruth, with whom she boards. Emily will experience the sometimes fierce rivalries of adolescence, and the first stirrings of romance, especially with kindred soul Teddy Kent. On the verge of womanhood, Emily will be offered a unique career opportunity that challenges all her assumptions about home and family.

"Emily Climbs" is told with Montgomery's characteristic humor and keen observations of small town humanity. The narrative has a bite to it, not present in the "Anne of Green Gables" series, that may reflect Montgomery's own frustrations as a young writer. "Emily Climbs" is very highly recommended to fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery and the "Emily" Trilogy.
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