Sunday, September 4, 2011

Top ten books about running away

Jill Hucklesby is a children’s author and screenwriter. Her books include If I Could Fly and Samphire Song.

For the Guardian, she named her top ten books about running away, including:
Peter Pan by JM Barrie

Who doesn't dream of flying out of a window at one time or another? This wonderful, exciting adventure makes the idea seem possible and takes readers on an unforgettable journey. It's a true classic, with fantastic characters. The ticking crocodile is my favourite. I think Peter Pan is the perfect story, with something for everyone, and a poignant proviso – that proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital in perpetuity.
Read about the other stories on the list.

Peter Pan is on John Mullan's list of ten of the best pirates in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue