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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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AUCTION: A first American edition of 'The House at Pooh Corner', by AA Milne, dating from 1928
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.
Winnie-the-Pooh, by AA Milne, was placed second, with Watership Down, by Richard Adams, third.
Top 10: Animal Tales voted for by adults:1 The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling 2 Winnie-the-Pooh - AA Milne 3 Watership Down - Richard Adams 4 Black Beauty - Anna Sewell 5 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Never Mind The Buzzcocks panellist and BBC 6 Music host Phill Jupitus opted for Winnie-The-Pooh by AA Milne, while comedienne and broadcaster Jo Brand chose George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The family of Stephen Slesinger, the man who bought the rights to the Winnie the Pooh name from author AA Milne in 1929, is suing the cartoon giant claiming it has cheated them out of millions of pounds of revenue since 1983.
The photograph is one of many in an album that belonged to the actor Francis Lister, whose family were friendly with author AA Milne.
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Instead the profits from the pounds 40 million sale to Disney - the rights were left to them by writer and former member AA Milne - will be split between a charitable trust and the upkeep of the club.
Available from Toads Hall Cottages and nestling in a beautiful valley five miles from Dartmouth in South Devon, the house is where Christopher Milne - son of Pooh author AA Milne - lived for nearly 30 years.
But, among the true aficionados of Pooh, as written in the 1920s by AA Milne, it was Peter Dennis who truly brought to life not just Winnie the Pooh but all the other inhabitants of the Hundred-Acre Wood.
I note they don't want us to take back Shakespeare, Jane Austen, the Beatles or AA Milne.