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The Real Peter Pan Piers Dudgeon

The Real Peter Pan By Piers Dudgeon

The Real Peter Pan by Piers Dudgeon


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The Real Peter Pan Summary

The Real Peter Pan: The Tragic Life of Michael Llewelyn Davies by Piers Dudgeon

Michael Llewelyn Davies was the fourth of five brothers who provided the inspiration for J. M. Barrie's characters Peter Pan, the Lost Boys and the Darling brothers. Barrie struck up an intense friendship with the children and their parents when he encountered them playing in London's Kensington Gardens, an area that would become the Neverland of his most enduring work. Something of the innocence of Michael, who stood out even among his brothers, went on to influence the creation of Barrie's most famous character, Peter Pan. Such was Barrie's closeness to the Llewelyn Davies family that he became trustee and guardian to the boys following the deaths of their parents. Theirs was an enduring relationship, particularly that between Barrie and Michael, to whom he wrote daily, but it was punctuated by the fiercest of tragedies. Throughout the heart-rending saga of Barrie's involvement with the Llewelyn Davies brothers, it is the figure of Michael, the most original and inspirational of their number, and yet also the one whose fate is most pitiable, that stands out. The Real Peter Pan is a captivating true story of childhood, friendship, war, love and regret.

The Real Peter Pan Reviews

"A fascinating new book." Daily Express "An enthralling new biography." Mail on Sunday

About Piers Dudgeon

Piers Dudgeon worked for ten years as an editor in London before starting his own publishing company, Pilot Productions. He is the author of, most recently, the bestselling Maeve Binchy: The Biography.

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GOR008625775
9781849547901
1849547904
The Real Peter Pan: The Tragic Life of Michael Llewelyn Davies by Piers Dudgeon
Used - Like New
Hardback
Biteback Publishing
2015-04-16
352
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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