Peter Pan grew up and became a corporate raider with two kids. If this were a true extension of Peter Pan, he probably has two mistresses on the side and he might be a serial killer. But instead he’s just a poor imitation of a business geek.
A book investigating the culture and individuals that produced some of our best children’s literature: J.M. Barrie, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Kenneth Grahame, and A.A. Milne. That’s Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Wind in the Willows, and Winnie the Pooh. I have not yet read this book, but if you’re looking for assistance in your paper, book report, or thesis, the description indicates it might be useful. I have had one report, however, that it is “very inaccurate and just a confused rehash of old myth”, so caveat emptor. (Jackie Wullschlager)
This is a fascinating collection of documents and historical bits about J. M. Barrie, his failed marriage, and his guardianship of the five Llewelyn Davies boys (who formed the inspiration for the Lost Boys). It includes quotes from letters from the boys to Barrie as they grew up, went to public school, and later to war. It’s an inspiring book. (Andrew Birkin)
“Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. Thus in France the emetic was once forbidden as a medicine, and the potato as an article of food.”—Thomas Jefferson (Notes on Virginia)