May Clarissa Gillington Byron





May Clarissa Gillington Byron


Born
The United Kingdom
Died
November 05, 1936


Mary Clarissa "May" Byron (née Gillington) was a British writer and poet, best known for her abridgements of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan books. She published under the names May Byron, M.C. Gillington and Maurice Clare. Byron specialised in writing biographies of great artists, before going on to rewrite some of J. M. Barrie's works for younger readers and to write cookbooks.

She was born Mary Clarissa Gillington in 1861 at Audlem, Cheshire, the first of four children of John Maurice Gillington and Sarah Dumville Gillington. She was soon joined by a younger sister, Alice Elizabeth, and two younger brothers, George William and John Louis. Her Dublin-born father was an aspiring clergyman, then working as a clerk, whilst her mother born in Huyton,
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