(1860 - 1937)
"Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!"

Sir James Matthew Barrie was born and educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. A meeting with the Llewelyn Davies boys inspired Barrie to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens, originally appearing as a single chapter in The Little White Bird. The story of Peter Pan went through various transitions, being first published in 1906 as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, magnificently brought to life by Arthur Rackham's magical illustrations. A play entitled Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, was hugely successful, introducing the character of Wendy leading to the prose version of the tale Peter and Wendy, published in 1911 .

Before his death, Barrie gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.

Please scroll down to view our current stock of first editions, signed copies and illustrated copies of Barrie's work.


Add to favourites

Books by this author

Peter Pan



Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens