A Window In Thrums by J.M. Barrie

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A Window In Thrums

Author: J.M. Barrie

Hard cover with no dust jacket. Fair condition, fading on spine and discolouration to pages. 10th edition.

Barrie was a Scottish playwright and novelist. He is best remembered for his play Peter Pan, a supernatural fantasy about a boy who refused to grow up. 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. 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. From 1930 until his death he was chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.

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