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Margaret Ogilvy   By: (1860-1937)

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Margaret Ogilvy by J. M. Barrie is a poignant and heartfelt memoir that pays tribute to an extraordinary woman. In this captivating book, Barrie, renowned for his creation of Peter Pan, shares his personal journey, reminiscing about his mother and painting an intimate portrait of an indomitable spirit.

Through a series of vivid anecdotes, Barrie invites readers into the world of Margaret Ogilvy, a woman of remarkable character and strength. With a tender touch, he recounts his childhood memories, capturing not only the essence of his mother but also the essence of the times they lived in. The author's warm and affectionate recollections transport us back to a bygone era with its own set of joys, hardships, and traditions.

Barrie's writing style evokes a deep sense of nostalgia, intertwining sentimentality with humor. His love for his mother seeps through the pages, creating an emotional connection with the reader. Margaret emerges as a timeless figure—a blend of resilience, love, and unwavering support. Her influence on Barrie's life is evident as he traces his own growth and development, showing how her unwavering presence shaped him into the writer he would become.

Moreover, Margaret Ogilvy also serves as a reflection on the universal mother-child bond. Barrie's ability to capture the complex dynamics of this relationship brings a sense of universality to his memoir. Through his poignant storytelling, he reminds us of the immense impact mothers have on their children, their unwavering support shaping their dreams and ambitions.

As a renowned playwright, Barrie showcases his storytelling prowess, weaving together both laughter and tears, capturing the essence of life's intricate tapestry. His love letter to his mother resonates with readers of all ages, evoking powerful emotions and leaving a lasting impact. In a world often dominated by fictional characters, Barrie reminds us that the most enchanting stories can be found within the folds of our own lives, within the hearts of our loved ones.

Margaret Ogilvy is a beautifully crafted memoir, celebrating the extraordinary life of an ordinary woman. Barrie's writing skillfully transports readers to another time and place, while his heartfelt tribute to his mother evokes a deep sense of appreciation and reflection. This book serves as a reminder to cherish the relationships that shape us, and to honor the legacies of those who have played an instrumental role in our lives.

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Second Edition Completing Twentieth Thousand

LONDON HODDER AND STOUGHTON 27 paternoster row 1897



On the day I was born we bought six hair bottomed chairs, and in our little house it was an event, the first great victory in a woman’s long campaign; how they had been laboured for, the pound note and the thirty threepenny bits they cost, what anxiety there was about the purchase, the show they made in possession of the west room, my father’s unnatural coolness when he brought them in (but his face was white)—I so often heard the tale afterwards, and shared as boy and man in so many similar triumphs, that the coming of the chairs seems to be something I remember, as if I had jumped out of bed on that first day, and run ben to see how they looked... Continue reading book >>

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