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Milne, A. A.

(Alan Alexander Milne) (mĭln, mĭl), 1882–1956, English author. Milne began his literary career as a journalist and later became a regular contributor to Punch. He is best known for his collections of verses for children, including When We Were Very Young (1924) and Now We Are Six (1927), and for the books Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928), which established the characters Christopher Robin (named for and based on his own son, 1920–96) and his toy animal friends, including Pooh Bear, Piglet, and Eeyore. These stories have become classics, beloved by adults as well as children. Milne's detective novel, The Red House Mystery (1921), is one of the best in its genre. Also a successful dramatist, he wrote several comedies, including Mr. Pim Passes By (1920) and The Dover Road (1921).

Bibliography

See his autobiography (1939); Inventing Wonderland (1995) by J. Wullschläger.

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The prize is a pounds 6,700 car from Alan Milne Ltd, Moray's latest multi-franchised car and van centre, of Station Road, Elgin.
The claims of the company backing down surprised Alan Milne, regional officer for the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union.
Alan Milne of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union, said: "The situation at this time is that the products are not selling.
Alan Milne, BFAWU regional officer, said: "Workers are still concerned about the situation at the company and have agreed to hold further strike action for dates yet to be agreed.
The family-run company has consistently refused to talk to the staff or union, allegedly going so far as to ban Alan Milne, regional officer for the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, from the Preston Farm factory.
Alan Milne, of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union, said the dispute was over contracts for new recruits.
Alan Milne, regional officer for the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union said further strike action by the 150 workers could follow walk-outs in April and May if the company continues to refuse to talk.
Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union regional officer Alan Milne said last month: "Everything has been done to develop the site since it was bought from Hibernia and, with the skills and abilities of these workers, the site can adapt to anything.
Alan Milne, regional officer for the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, has called the action by Country Style Foods at Stockton as "sad".
Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union regional officer Alan Milne said: "We have greeted the news with shock and surprise but that is because the order book is chock-a-block here and the problem lies in other areas, like Manchester.
Alan Milne, regional officer for the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, said he and his 150 members at Country Style Foods, Stockton, would now be looking at all options.
Alan Milne, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union regional officer, said: "It's disappointing that we are seeing job losses at another former Hibernia site.