Penguin Canada held a “100 Years of Anne” launch party at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum on a snowy Tuesday, February 12, evening. (All photos by Jason Nolan.)
Penguin editor Helen Reeves tells about when she first broached the idea of an Anne of Green Gables prequel in 2005 with L.M. Montgomery’s family heirs.
Kate Macdonald Butler (granddaughter of LMM) and a Canada Post official unveil two new Anne-themed stamps, and The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a new 25 cent Anne-themed coin at the event. Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, a loyal Anne fan, also came out for the event.
Budge Wilson, author of Before Green Gables, personally addresses a copy of the book for a fan.
Budge Wilson takes a brief rest while in the background L.M. Montgomery scholar Dr. Elizabeth Epperly signs a copy of Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery, also launched that evening.