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Plans are afoot to turn what was once a stately home into a centre for children's literature based on the Peter Pan story.
JM Barrie's childhood pal Stuart Gordon lived at Mont Brae in Dumfries and the author regularly went there after school to play with his friends, something he wrote about later in life.
It is thought the garden and their games of pirate battles inspired the story about a little boy who never grew up.
The house fell into disrepair, but the