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L M Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942), born Lucy Maud Montgomery, was a Canadian author who worked as a journalist and teacher before embarking on a successful writing career. She's best known for a series of novels centering a red-haired orphan called Anne Shirley. The first book titled Anne of Green Gables was published in 1908 and was a critical and commercial success. It was followed by the sequel Anne of Avonlea (1909) solidifying Montgomery's place as a prominent literary fixture.