Peter Pan and Wendy (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen) by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan and Wendy (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)

Written by J.M. Barrie
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

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Wonderfully lavish this substantial hardback edition is a perfect gift at any time of the year. The memorable J M Barrie story is beautifully complemented by lots of full bleed illustrations by the immensely talented Robert Ingpen.

Robert is also responsible for a number of other lavish productions of classics incuding Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, Wind in the Willows and A Christmas Carol. Click here to view them all.


Peter Pan and Wendy (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen) by J.M. Barrie

Templar are delighted to be publishing the official Centenary edition of the timeless classic, produced in association with and endorsed by Great Ormond Street Hospital. In 1929 J M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, donated all rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

About the Author

J.M. Barrie

J.M. Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Scotland. He was the ninth child and third son of David and Margaret ( Ogilvy ) Barrie. His father was a handloom weaver.
Barrie attended Glasgow Academy, Forfar Academy and Dumfries Academy. In 1887he enrolled in Edinburgh University, where he graduated in four years with a master's degree. He worked as a journalist for the Nottingham Journal before moving to London in 1885 to freelance.
When Barrie was six years old his older brother David died. Barrie set himself to console his mother, and later attributed this as his start down the road to becoming an author.
In 1894 he married the actress Mary Ansell. The marriage was childless and ended in divorce in 1909. However, he was friends with Arthur and Sylvia Llewellyn Davies, and when they died, became the legal guardian to their five sons: Peter, John, Michael, Nicholas and Arthur.
In later life, Barrie was struck by writer's cramp, and being ambidextrous, switched hands. He mentions in several places that what he wrote with his left hand had an altogether eerier quality than the more rational right.
Barrie died on 19th June 1937. His grave is in Kirriemuir cemetery, and his birthplace at 4, Brechin Road is maintained as a museum by the National Trust for Scotland.

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Templar Publishing

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13th September 2004




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