A A Milne with Christopher Robin image

Milne with his son Christopher Robin and Pooh Bear, at Cotchford Farm, their home in Sussex. Photo by Howard Coster, 1926.

A.A.Milne

Alan Alexander Milne had several successful careers as a writer.

He made his name as a comic writer for Punch, then went on to become a huge success as a London playwright and had five of his plays showing in London at the same time. He made another reputation as a writer of detective fiction, before he idled away a dull country house party by writing verses for children. Those popular verses led to the stories featuring his son’s bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, and from that time his publishers didn’t want him to write anything else. Milne did not wish to be remembered for his writing for children, but could not escape that fate. Nor could his son, whose life was ruined because he was Christopher Robin.

Susannah Fullerton tells the rather tragic tale of A.A.Milne and the hugely successful tale of the bear with little brain which he created.

 

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