Anne of Windy Willows, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


This is the fourth book about the red-haired Anne Shirley from Green Gables.

Now a young woman and her romance with Gilbert Blythe beginning to flourish, Anne Shirley becomes Principal of Summerside High School.

But Summerside is virtually ruled by the Pringle family, who don't want Anne at the school.

It takes all of Anne's courage and tact, and the comfort she draws from the eccentric household at Windy Willows, to overcome local prejudice and confront the dreaded Pringles.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780140368000



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I become frustrated by the over-fanciful language and the reliance on episodic "vignettes" that are often too sweet or too pat. But then comes a moment of pure magic - a sudden jewel of a line. And some of the characterisations become more than clever pen portraits, becoming real and believable. It is also a wonderful reminder on the importance of gratitude in life.

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Not my favourite of the novels -- and honestly, I would have liked a lot more of Gilbert in it. But it's Anne! So all is well.