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Didn't she kill herself? Anyway. I found Rilla of Ingleside pretty bleak and depressing - not sure if I've read The Road to Yesterday, but it rings a bell.
I enjoy her books. I kinda cringe at the fantastical cheesiness, particularly Anne's habit of rapturously gazing off into the distance with her lips parted and then wittering on about fairies. But for a writer who can be so lalala at times she can also be hilariously shrewd at skewering human nature. It's an odd combination. I like her short stories especially, the Chronicles of Avonlea-type ones. I've read a fair few of her standalone works - the Emily books are good, but the last one leaves a slightly sour taste in my mouth. Too cynical. I do reread the Anne books every few years, anyway. Great fun. I can't wait until DD's old enough to read them!
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