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It is called The Blythes are Quoted.
Now the trick is to read it without being rude to my visiting sister ;-)
It says the book is a bit darker than LMM usually wrote; is it as good as the rest of her books?
The one drawback... shipping was $10.17, which was almost as much as the book itself.
While reading through the LT member reviews for the book a few people were annoyed by the fact that in every story Dr. & Mrs. Blythe were referred to quite often. I don't agree, but I believe the fact that I am a historian influences that opinion. What people during our time period don't often realize is that during the time period of "Anne" gossip was a very powerful form of social control, especially by women, who often had very little or no power. Also in smaller communities everyone knew their neighbors, and a Doctor would be held in a certain esteem with the townspeople, therefore it would be only natural that the townspeople would include references to the Blythe family, who were known by many.
I'm not quite sure how anyone came to the conclusion that this book was thought to be the final book in "Anne" series. Other than the poetry Anne reads to her family and their commentary, and the fact that many of the characters include dialogue about the Blythes this book really doesn't finish off the series. Atleast not for me.
It's a lovely book isn't it? Just a treasure. I've been finishing up another book (and I'm a very slow reader) so haven't had a chance to read it all through yet, but I'm enjoying it.
I just love to hear first hand stories, how fortunate you were to have parents with wonderful stories!
I do agree the book is a treasure! If you want to chat about the book just send me a message!
I haven't read the book yet; partly still working through my TBR piles, including some recent acquisitions of the 'Anne' series, and partly I'd have to ship in a hardback, so I'm holding off on that for a while.