This was a really sweet book Although Barrie wrote it about his mother, reading it I felt I learned a lot about him as well. My only perception of Margaret Ogilvy before reading this was of her in mourning over the death of her son David, because that's what they mention about Barrie's relationship with her in biographies of him. Although Barrie ...
This was a really sweet book Although Barrie wrote it about his mother, reading it I felt I learned a lot about him as well. My only perception of Margaret Ogilvy before reading this was of her in mourning over the death of her son David, because that's what they mention about Barrie's relationship with her in biographies of him. Although Barrie says she never got over the death of David, as the book went on, she grew cheery again. Barrie really portrays her as a quirky aging Scottish woman, with a lovely sense of humor and interesting mannerisms. A major critique that I've heard of this book is that Margaret Ogilvy herself was not a remarkable woman, just a regular one, and that it was odd Barrie should write a book about her; the book displays how even the most "regular" or "unremarkable" of women are remarkable in their own right. On thing that made her so in my eyes is how much Barrie cared for her, how he interacted with her, wanting to make her happy. "Did you ever notice what an extraordinary woman your mother is?" Barrie's father asked him. And in her own peaceful way she was. This book reminds me of the beauty in even the most ordinary seeming lives, the amazing depth in every human soul, the gentleness in Margaret Ogilvy's particularly. Yes, I think it's accurate to say I really liked this book. Bits of it were confusing, but the delightful combination of direct memories from one of my favorite authors and how his mother received his work and ("It's that weary writing!") were overall an absolute joy
Good. 1897 Hardcover 3d ed., completing thirtieth thousand. front. ( port.). viii, 204 p. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
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