J.M. Barrie - book author
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
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 and are commonly seen as representative of the Kailyard school. 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 theatre.
In London he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously.
Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
J.M. Barrie is the author of books: Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens / Peter and Wendy, Peter Pan [Audible Drama], Peter Pan: The Complete Adventures, The Little White Bird, Peter Pan and Other Plays, The Admirable Crichton, Le avventure di Peter Pan, Peter Pan: or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up: A Fantasy in Five Acts
This enchanting adaptation of the enduring story of the boy who never grows up, produced in association with Great Ormond Street Hospital, stars Rupert Everett as the villainous Captain Hook and Adeel Akhtar as his right-hand man Smee. Beloved by both children and adults alike, the entire family will be transported to a world made of faith, trust, and pixie dust.
This Audible Original Drama of Peter Pan takes listeners on a magical adventure with Peter, Wendy, Michael and John as they arrive in Neverland and take on Captain Hook with the help of Tiger Lilly and Tinker Bell.
The story begins at home in London during The Blitz and Mary Darling is planning to evacuate her children to the countryside. However, her plans take an unexpected turn when a familiar face from her childhood returns...the one and only Peter Pan, the mysterious boy from Kensington Gardens. Intrigued by their mother’s friend, Wendy, Michael and John seek Peter Pan out, resulting in them being whisked off to Neverland and setting up home with Peter, Tinker Bell and The Lost Boys.
As Peter and his gang come up against the wickedly evil Captain Hook their friendships and relationships are put to the test - can Wendy be honest with Peter about how she really feels, and will Michael and John return home without their sister?
Rupert Everett (The Happy Probe, My Best Friend’s Wedding) stars as Captain Hook alongside Adeel Atkhar (Four Lions, Killing Eve) as Smee, Gerran Howell (Catch-22, Emerald City) as Peter Pan and Eleanor Worthington Cox (Maleficant, Britannia) as Wendy alongside a full cast.
To mark the release of this drama, Audible has donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital (https://www.gosh.org), to whom J. M. Barrie unexpectedly and generously gifted his copyright of Peter Pan.
Performed by: Adeel Akhtar, Mariska Ariya, Catherine Bailey, Rupert Everett, Neil Frost, William Harper, Gerran Howell, Simon Kane, Mack Keith Roach, Rocco Padden, Richard Reed, Maya Shepelev, Louis Suc, Harry Tuffin and Eleanor Worthington-Cox.
Public Domain (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
Welcome to Neverland, home of pixies, pirates, and Peter Pan! Collected here is the ultimate Kindle edition of the Peter Pan stories by J.M. Barrie, starring such timeless characters as Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Wendy, and the Lost Boys.
Included in Peter Pan: The Complete Adventures are:
• All three Peter Pan books written by J.M. Barrie.
• Both Peter Pan and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens are illustrated with the classic artwork by F.D. Bedford and Arthur Rackham.
• Links to free, full-length audio recordings of the Peter Pan books in this collection, as well as other childhood favorites.
• An individual, active Table of Contents for each book accessible from the Kindle "go to" feature.
• Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Kindle's Text-to-Speech features.
• A low, can't-say-no price!
The Complete Adventures
All three of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan books, complete and unabridged. Books included:
• Peter Pan (also known as Peter and Wendy) * Includes original illustrations by F. D. Bedford!
• Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens * Includes original illustrations by Arthur Rackham!
• The Little White Bird 
A Little Bit of Pixie Dust
Also included are special features for any Peter Pan enthusiast, including:
• A comprehensive list of the many film, television, and media adaptations of the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.
• Links to free, full-length audio recordings of the books included in this collection, as well as other childhood favorites.
If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl she will say, "Why, of course, I did, child," and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days she will say, "What a foolish question to ask, certainly he did." Then if you ask your grandmother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a girl, she also says, "Why, of course, I did, child," but if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days, she says she never heard of his having a goat. Perhaps she has forgotten, just as she sometimes forgets your name and calls you Mildred, which is your mother's name. Still, she could hardly forget such an important thing as the goat. Therefore there was no goat when your grandmother was a little girl. This shows that, in telling the story of Peter Pan, to begin with the goat (as most people do) is as silly as to put on your jacket before your vest.
As well as being the author of the greatest of all children's plays Barrie also wrote sophisticated social comedy and political satire, much of it now newly topical. The Admirable Crichton and What Every Woman Knows are shrewd and entertaining contributions to the politics of class and gender, while Mary Rose is one of the best ghost stories written for the stage.