where the author of Anne of Green Gables lived for 9 years
Special Thanks to Gordon Fendley for his original song
"Small Town Ontario",
used for the video on our home page.
The Author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, in Norval
Montgomery was already a famous author, when she arrived in Norval with her husband Presbyterian minister Rev. Ewan Macdonald and their two children Chester, and Stuart in February 1926. During the next 9 years Rev. Macdonald ministered to the congregations of two Presbyterian churches - Norval and Union (in Glen Williams.)
In addition to running the manse, Montgomery was mothering two growing boys, teaching Sunday School and her other parish duties, she became a member of the Norval Choral Society, Norval Women’s Institute, director and performer of Norvals’ Olde Tyme Concerts, held at the Anglican Parish Hall. As well, she found time to host garden parties and attend speaking engagements across the country. While living in Norval Montgomery published the following books:
The Blue Castle, 1926,
Emily’s Quest, 1927,
Magic for Marigold, 1929,
A Tangled Web, 1931,
Pat of Silver Bush, 1933,
Courageous Women, 1934
with Marian Keith and M.B. McKinley
Mistress Pat in 1935.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Elaine Crawford published Aunt Maud's Cookbook
Fabulous collection of Lucy Maud's original recipes.
Crawford Village Bakery sells this fantastic cookbook.