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CD ROM: The Bend in the Road

About the CD

The Bend in the Road is a multi-media CD-ROM presentation that invites viewers to discover some of the riches in the life, work, and influence of Canadian hero and internationally acclaimed writer, Lucy Maud Montgomery. With 342 separate screens, thirty video clips, some one hundred audio clips, over two hundred of Montgomery’s own photographs, readings by renowned actor Elizabeth Mawson, introductions to the principal Montgomery sites on Prince Edward Island and in Ontario, glimpses of rare manuscript and archival materials, hot links to related sites, commentary on all of Montgomery’s writing, a new bibliography, questions for discussion and research – The Bend in the Road is designed to appeal to Montgomery scholars and enthusiasts and also to those entirely new to Montgomery’s work or life who have an interest in culture, history, or inspiration. The CD-ROM includes a family tree that has photographs and audio clips from some of Montgomery’s living relatives. Noted historians, family members, and scholars take viewers on tours through Montgomery’s past, the sites that now preserve her memory, and a gallery of Montgomery’s own photographs. The Bend in the Road is ideal for individual viewing and also for classroom use; students from elementary grades through graduate school will find ideas and materials to pursue. 

The Creative Team for the CD-ROM – Montgomery scholar and founding chair of UPEI’s L.M. Montgomery Institute, Dr. Elizabeth Epperly; Island author, biographer, and university teacher, Deirdre Kessler; and author, teacher, and Education professor, Dr. Anne-Louise Brookes– worked with principal writer Louise Polland and the Bristol Group in Halifax to develop an intuitive architecture that invites viewers to explore the arcs and screens, the music, images, and commentary, at their own pace.


Minimum System
PC Pentium 200
10x CD-ROM drive
Windows 95/98/NT
10 MB of available 
hard drive space

Highly Recommended:
PC Pentium 300
24x CD-ROM