J.M. Barrie & the Lost Boys

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Yale University Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 323 pages
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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 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.

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Review: JM Barrie and the Lost Boys: The real story behind Peter Pan

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JM BARRIE & THE LOST BOYS: The Love Story that Gave Birth to Peter Pan. (1979). Andrew Birkin. ****. This biography focuses almost entirely on the relationship Barrie had with the five sons of Sylvia ... Read full review

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I have been fascinated by the back story of Peter Pan since I was a young boy. The idea of a sassy little guy leading children to a world of adventure appealed to my inquisitive and naive mind. I ... Read full review

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Andrew Birkin has written many screen-plays, 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.

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