[Sca-cooks] Silly season
johnnae at mac.com
Tue Jul 29 06:32:37 PDT 2008
In 1921 Michael, one of the Llewelyn Davies boys, whom Barrie had come
to regard as his sons, died unexpectedly and in mysterious circumstances.
This was a drowning.
Peter died in 1960 of suicide when he was 63. He'd become an alcoholic
and was gravely ill at the time.
George was killed at 21 in the trenches in 1915.
Jack died in 1959.
Nicholas or Nico died in 1980 at age 77.
Christina Nevin wrote:
> Regarding the suicide thing, possibly you're thinking of Peter Llewelyn
> Davies, the namesake (but not the actual inspiration) for Peter Pan.
> >From what I gather he was equally unhappy with his fame so I think
> there's definitely a lesson to be learned there!
> I don't remember if the real C.R. Milne committed suicide or if I'm
> thinking of someone else, but it's been widely reported he pretty much
> never forgave his father for turning him into a children's fictional
> character. Apparently the ages of 10-12 are not happy ones at an
> English boy's school when your classmates discover you're Christopher
> Robin going hoppity-hoppity-hop.
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