Today in History: Happy Birthday, James Barrie!

| May 9, 2018

180507_News_219x365“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

James Barrie, the author of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up, was born on May 9th, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh and became a journalist, though later moved to London to pursue his interest in becoming playwright. Barrie’s inspiration for Peter Pan stemmed from his friendship with the Davies’ children, five brothers for whom he would become guardian.He was made a baronet and received the Order of Merit, among other honors, including President of the Society of Authors and Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.

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