The presiding genius of Anne (of Green Gables) is not the gritty grey Angel of Realism, but the rainbow-coloured, dove-winged Godlet of the Heart's Desire. As Oscar Wilde said about second marriages, Anne (of Green Gables) is the triumph of hope over experience: it tells us not the truth about life, but the truth about wish fulfilment. And the main truth about wish fulfilment is that most people vastly prefer it to the alternative.
The Meanest Flood
The sixth novel in the Sam Turner series.
This is a great read, and it confirms John Baker in his position as one of the best modern-day writers. Mike Jecks, novelist.