It's where AA Milne
took his son on walks for precious time out and where he later took his illustrator, Ernest Shepard, who recreated Ashdown as the background in the Pooh books.
Back at Gills Lap, sitting on that famous rock overlooking miles of field and forest, the last word must go to AA Milne
and his son Christopher Robin Milne playing with a toy teddy bear and, inset below, one of the most famous drawings of Pooh with Christopher Robin
PAPERBACKS 1 Dr Seuss on the Loose, Dr Seuss 2 Spy Dog's Got Talent/The Great Pet-Shop Panic, Andrew Cope and Katie Davies 3 Tales From Winnie The Pooh/Humphrey's Tiny Tales: My Treasure Hunt Trouble, AA Milne
and Betty G Birney 4 Solar, Ian McEwan 5 Do Bugs Have Bottoms?
It comes from the final chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh, in which author AA Milne
writes: "He nodded and went out.
The 12-year dispute which has resulted in the longest-running lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court involving The Walt Disney Co, literary agent Stephen Slesigner Inc, and Clare Milne, granddaughter of Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne
, has been delayed while the judge presiding over the case considers all of the arguments presented.
73MINS U WHILE there are worse kids' films out at the moment, this adaptation of the AA Milne
story isn't half poor value.
PAPERBACKS 1 Solar Ian McEwan 2 Tales From Winnie The Pooh/ Humphrey's Tiny Tales: My Treasure Hunt Trouble AA Milne
and Betty G Birney 3 Spy Dog's Got Talent/ The Great Pet-Shop Panic Andrew Cope and Katie Davies 4 Dr Seuss On The Loose Dr Seuss 5 One Day David Nicholls 6 The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 7 The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet David Mitchell 8 Do Bugs Have Bottoms?
Philip Parker, from the Royal Mail, said: "At nearly 90 years old Winnie the Pooh is looking incredibly good for his age, thanks to the imaginative writing of AA Milne
and the timeless illustrations of EH Shepard.
And when she reads a selection of her favourite AA Milne
stories at Mothercare in Cardiff tomorrow, she's sure to draw a large crowd of kids and their mums.
Slesinger bought the US and Canadian distribution rights for Pooh from AA Milne
As well as illustrations, the sale also included limited edition and signed books by AA Milne
and a first American edition presentation copy of Winnie-the-Pooh, dated 1926.