L.M. Montgomery's complete journals

The ontario years, 1918-1921

Edited by Jen Rubio; with an introduction by Elizabeth Epperly

As World War I began to draw to a close in 1918, L.M. Montgomery’s journal entries reflect the relief felt across the allied countries. However, her own life did not relax in the way she might have hoped; on the contrary, a new series of unexpected events were about to be set into motion, narrated in Montgomery's own unique, compelling style. Among other issues, her husband's mental illness would become a deeply engrossing problem. 

The rst publication of Montgomery’s journals in 1987 contained only a selection of her entries. Published now for the rst time ever is the complete record of her life from 1918 to 1921. Her journal entries are a spellbinding account of the small and the large, the tragic and the humorous.

Montgomery’s record of the events of history and of her own complex life is fascinating. A new Rock's Mills Press edition, Anne's House of Dreams, annotated for the first time ever, gives new insight into connections between her life and her fiction. Readying Rilla: L.M. Montgomery Reworks her Manuscript (2016) reveals her process of creatively editing the narrative of women’s lives during wartime.

All of Montgomery’s original photography is here, digitally enhanced (including over 150 photographs, many of which have never been published before). This edition also contains carefully researched new notes, with updated historical background.

L.M. MONTGOMERY, OBE (1874–1942) wrote over 20 books in her life, including Anne of Green Gables (1908), Rilla of Ingleside (1921) and Emily of New Moon (1923). She also kept a series of journals from the age of fifteen to the end of her life.

​​340 pages  • 6 X 9  • paperback • includes introduction by Elizabeth Epperly • index • index of photographs • completely new annotation • 150 b/w photographs 


Also from Rock's Mills Press

Montgomery's own photographs have been digitally improved to give a clearer picture of her life in Leaskdale, Ontario.

For information on the publication of The Leaskdale Years as it becomes available, fill out the form below. (Promise we won't use your address for anything other than this forthcoming publication!)