Sir James Barrie - Leinster Terrace, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member marcius
N 51° 30.645 W 000° 10.976
30U E 695476 N 5710387
Quick Description: Sir James M. Barrie 1860-1937 novelist and dramatist lived here.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/22/2015 5:32:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQZJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
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Long Description:

"Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There 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.

Peter Pan 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.

Barrie was made a baronet by George V in 1913, and a member of the Order of Merit in 1922. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them."


Blue Plaque managing agency: London County Council

Individual Recognized: Sir James M. Barrie

Physical Address:
100 Bayswater Road
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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