It's Very Moving

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Avaunt, fuddy-duddies

Philip Ardagh reviews Peter And The Starchatchers in Tbe Guardian (a second week with children's books squeezed into a part-page)

When it comes to language, the authors play fast and loose with period and culture, too. We have a "gesundheit" and a "git" in there somewhere. But why should Barry and Pearson worry? It's not their job to satisfy us fuddy-duddies who were brought up on the wonderfully English middle-class diet of being taken to see Peter Pan in the West End every Christmas. They are out to appeal to a different audience. And the book goes to ingenious lengths to explain and establish all aspects of Peter Pan's later world, with which we're familiar. It is also very moving.

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