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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Peter Pan

The Peter Pan Statue in Kirriemuir, Scotland. The town of Kirriemuir is well known as the birthplace of J. M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, who also immortalised Kirriemuir in his book A Window in Thrums.

Barrie was a Scottish playwright and novelist. He is best remembered for his play Peter Pan, a supernatural fantasy about a boy who refused to grow up. The son of a weaver, Barrie studied at the University of Edinburgh. He took up journalism, worked for a Nottingham newspaper, and contributed to various London journals before moving to London in 1885. His early works, Auld Licht Idylls (1889) and A Window in Thrums (1889), contain fictional sketches of Scottish life. The publication of The Little Minister (1891) established his reputation as a novelist. During the next 10 years Barrie continued writing novels, but gradually his interest turned toward the theater From 1930 until his death he was chancellor of the University of Edinburgh. A Window in Thrums.

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