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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).


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

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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.
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 in 1931.
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.