Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. You remember it well, I'm sure. She was dragged from her bed to watch an intimately staged performance of the new play Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. As the play ended and the music soared, she walked right onto the Neverland set filled with fairies and crocodiles and pirates which had miraculously sprung up in her own living room. And she kept on walking right into her own spotlit afterlife. Well that was how it happened to Kate Winslet
as Sylvia in Finding Neverland
at least. They took some liberties with the timeline for the movie.
Davies was survived by her five sons, who had of course served as inspiration for Peter Pan. The author Jm Barrie, a close family friend, all but adopted the boys after her death, as they'd lost their father