Death Comes for Peter PanBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1020 (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1020
- Virginia Warren
Joan Brady Secker and Warburg, £15.99, pp 310 ISBN 0 436 20261 1
In a complicated work Joan Brady has set herself the challenge of presenting the results of some important investigative journalism as a novel.
The Peter Pan of the title is one Peter Kessler, a man who moves in the world of highbrow literary political commentary. In this he is unlike the rest of his extended family, who form a significant proportion of the doctors in a midwestern town in the United States. Differing from their solid reliability, he has at once the …