Peter Pan's First XI: The Story of J. M. Barrie's Cricket Team
The creator of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie, was a hugely enthusiastic cricketer of very little talent. That didn't stop him from leading perhaps the most extraordinary amateur cricket team ever to have taken the field. Some of the twentieth century's most famous writers including A. A. Milne, P. G. Wodehouse and Jerome K. Jerome, regularly turned out for Barrie's team between 1890 and 1913. This very Edwardian vision of village cricket was only brought to an end by the First World War.
Those years of golden summers were recounted in Barrie's letters and journals, many revealed here for the first time. Cricket lovers will identify with Barrie's attempts to assemble a team of competent players.
In PETER PAN'S FIRST XI, Kevin Telfer weaves together cricket, literature, history, humour and biography to create an entertaining account of this little-known band of cricketing Peter Pans - and the age in which they lived.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - drmaf - LibraryThing
A thoroughly charming book and a wonderful piece of English cricketing history. J.M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, was an avid cricket enthusiast, and he enlisted other literary figures to create ... Read full review
Review: Peter Pan's First XI: The Extraordinary Story of JM Barrie's Cricket TeamUser Review - Steve - Goodreads
An absolutely lovely book. It is at times difficult to follow everything that is happening because there are so many characters taking part and most of them famous figures, but I honed in on those ... Read full review