Tag Archives: Prince Edward Island

Dour and Daft Canada Day Reflections of a Prince Edward Islander Speaking in a Nuclear Age, or Words I Don’t Use on Youtube or in Speeches

Last week I was giving a talk at the L.M. Montgomery Institute’s 15th Biennial International Conference at the University of Prince Edward Island. I was speaking on what I called Montgomery’s “iconography of the spiritual imagination.” The talk was less … Continue reading

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An Unfinished Walking Song and Prince Edward Island’s Mi’kmaq on National Indigenous Peoples Day

For the past few days, our local news and some of my social media streams have been filled with images and stories and conversations about Canada’s First Nations peoples. The weather was nicer on the weekend for big outdoor events … Continue reading

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Launch of Two L.M. Montgomery-Related Books: “L.M. Montgomery and Gender” and “The Summer Trade” (with MaudCast links)

Hi folks, I wanted to share a book launch announcement. This is a very local event–both in content and location–celebrating two quite different new books: L.M. Montgomery and Gender, edited by E. Holly Pike and Laura M. Robinson The Summer … Continue reading

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“The Woman Who Spanked the King” by L.M. Montgomery, Emily Byrd Starr, and Mistress McIntyre

Last week’s Platinum Jubilee celebration and my rather loose reflection, “A Note on C.S. Lewis and the “Tragic Splendour” of British Monarchy on Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee,” put me in mind of how I was introduced to L.M. Montgomery’s novels … Continue reading

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A Note on C.S. Lewis and the “Tragic Splendour” of British Monarchy on Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

I must confess that I am not terribly fascinated by royalty. I do like coronation chicken sandwiches, Beefeaters clearly have style, and if the Earl and Countess of Strathearn invited me to be a theologian in residence, it would definitely … Continue reading

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Bunyan and Others and Me: Vicarious Bookshelf Friendship and a Jazz Hands Theory of Reading

I have been quite open about the fact that I have had some difficulty finding true sympathy with John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. I even went so far as to admit that the text at one time had been for … Continue reading

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The Literary Magic of L.M. Montgomery’s Storied Domains: The King Orchard and The Story Girl

While Lucy Maud Montgomery was a prodigious journal-keeper, leaving us thousands of pages of material to study in the decades after her death, she was far less dedicated as a memoirist. Thus, it is sometimes hard to know how to … Continue reading

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A Note on “Kindred Verse: Poems Inspired by Anne of Green Gables” by Julie A. Sellers

Kindred Verse: Poems Inspired by Anne of Green Gables by Julie A. Sellers My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is more than just a chapbook of verse–as happy as I am that Blue Cedar Press is committed to publishing … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday L.M. Montgomery! Born on Prince Edward Island’s Imaginative North Shore

Despite its global celebrity, Prince Edward Island’s north shore remains a largely unknown treasure. With hundreds of inlets, creeks, wharves, harbours, river valleys, hillside views, and quaint communities to explore, visitors who come here expecting to “see the Island” in … Continue reading

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CSL:LMM, C.S. Lewis and L.M. Montgomery (Throwback Thursday)

At A Pilgrim in Narnia, we have an occasional feature called “Throwback Thursday.” By raiding either my own blog-hoard or someone else’s, I find a blog post from the past and throw it back out into the digital world. This … Continue reading

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