This early (1888) work of fiction by the creator of Peter Pan is based on newspaper sketches about small-town life in Scotland. Barrie also drew on his mother's stories about her home town. He published two more books in this series, A Window in Thrums (1889) and The Little Minister (1891).
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J. M. Barrie (Author)
J. M. Barrie (1860-1937) was a Scottish author and playwright. He was involved in the early twentieth-century attempts to overcome state censorship of the arts. Drawing inspiration from the Lewely Davies family (who had five boys), Barrie is best ...