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Publisher Comments:

J. M. Barrie, novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, led a life almost as magical and interesting as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Llewelyn Davies family, ultimately becoming their guardian and devoted surrogate father when they were orphaned. Andrew Birkin draws extensively on a vast range of material by and about Barrie, including notebooks, memoirs, and hours of recorded interviews with the Llewelyn Davies family and their circle, to describe Barrie's life and the wonderful world he created for the boys.

Originally published in 1979, this enchanting and richly illustrated account is reissued with a new preface to mark the release of Neverland, the film of Barrie's life, and the upcoming centenary of Peter Pan.

Review:

?A psychological thriller....[O]ne of the year?s most complex and absorbing biographies.? Gerald Clarke, Time

Review:

?A terrible and fascinating story.? Eve Auchincloss, Washington Post

About the Author

Andrew Birkin has written many screenplays, including The Name of the Rose with Alain Godard and The Story of Joan of Arc with Luc Besson. He is currently writing the script for Patrick Suskind?s Perfume.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300098228
Author:
Birkin, Andrew
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Dramatists, Scottish
Subject:
Children's Literature - General
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 b/w illus.
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6.25 in 1.8 lb

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