This scarce novel is one of several books set in the fictional Scottish village of Thrums and written by Sir James Matthew Barrie. Said to be modelled on Barrie's own home town, Thrums provides the setting for a tragic novel rich in uncanny details of contemporary Scottish life and interwoven with a sad tale that deeply resonates with the life of the author. A must-read for any collector of Barrie's work and for those who have read and enjoyed his other books set in Thrums, this haunting novel is sure to be remembered and deserves its place atop any bookshelf. James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best known for his timeless play, Peter Pan. Other notable works by this author include: Licht Idylls (1889) and Little Minister (1891). Originally published in 1889, this rare classic is proudly republished here with an introductory biography of the author.