Exhibition charts life of Peter Pan creator JM Barrie





An exhibition charting the life and career of Peter Pan's creator has opened at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.

The JM Barrie exhibition, which is open throughout May, celebrates the 150th anniversary of his birth.

It features rare letters, first-edition books, plays and theatre programmes.

Fan mail from children, including a marriage proposal from a six-year-old boy to Peter Pan's companion Wendy, is also on display.

Amongst the treasure trove is a rare booklet of one of his earliest short plays, Caught Napping (1883), written when Barrie was working as a journalist, and his first ever book, Better Dead, published at his own expense in 1887 at a £25 loss.


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