A.A. Milne - Author Picture

A.A. Milne - Author

A.A. Milne (1882-1956) grew up in a school - his parents ran Henley House in Kilburn, for young boys - but never intended to be a children's writer. Pooh he saw as a pleasant sideline to his main career as a playwright and regular scribe for the satirical literary magazine, Punch. Writing was very much the dominant feature of A.A. (Alan Alexander)'s life. He joined the staff of Punch in 1906, and became Assistant Editor. In the course of two decades he fought in the First World War, wrote some 18 plays and three novels, and fathered a son, Christopher Robin Milne, in 1920 (although he described the baby as being more his wife's work than his own!). Observations of little Christopher led Milne to produce a book of children's poetry, When We Were Very Young, in 1924, and in 1926 the seminal Winnie-the-Pooh. More poems followed in Now We Are Six (1927) and Pooh returned in The House at Pooh Corner (1928). After that, in spite of enthusiastic demand, Milne declined to write any more children's stories as he felt that, with his son growing up, they would now only be copies based on a memory. In one way, Christopher Robin turned out to be more famous than his father, though he became uncomfortable with his fame as he got older, preferring to avoid the literary limelight and run a bookshop in Dartmouth. Nevertheless, he published three volumes of his reminiscences before his death in 1996.

You can find out more about A. A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh at Pooh Corner.

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Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection
A.A. Milne
This is the ultimate numbered and boxed edition of some of the most famous children's stories and poems of all time, featuring The Bear for All Ages, Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Winnie the Pooh: the Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
A.A. Milne
A. A Milne's stories about Pooh and his forest friends have been loved by generations of children and their parents since the publication of the first book of stories, Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. Pooh first appeared as a character in Milne's...
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Format: Hardback | Released 28/08/2014
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The House at Pooh Corner
A.A. Milne
Tigger finds out what Tiggers like, Piglet does a Very Grand Thing and Christopher Robin and Pooh discover the Enchanted Place.
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2007
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Winnie the Pooh
A.A. Milne
A. A. Milne's first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, the most famous bear in the world, were published eighty years ago. This beautiful anniversary edition of "Winnie-the-Pooh" celebrates the enduring popularity of Pooh and his Forest friends. Discover what happens when Pooh...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/03/2006
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Winnie the Pooh
A.A. Milne
A. A. Milne's first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, the most famous bear in the world, were published over eighty years ago. The popularity of Pooh and his Forest friends continues to endure with each new generation of children and their parents....
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2004
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Now We are Six
A.A. Milne
As famous as nursery classics in their own right. This is an unforgettable evocation of childhood, through the eyes of Christopher Robin.
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2004
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The House at Pooh Corner
A.A. Milne
Tigger finds out what Tiggers like, Piglet does a Very Grand Thing and Christopher Robin and Pooh discover the Enchanted Place.
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2004
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Winnie the Pooh: The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems (slipcase edition)
A.A. Milne - illustrated by E.H. Shepard
This elegant hardback collected volume of the original books would make the perfect gift this Christmas. A must-have for any Pooh fan, or indeed for a young reader who would instantly fall in love with the characters from the Hundred...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2001
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Winnie the Pooh Collection (slipcase edition)
A.A. Milne
This beautifully produced slipcased edition was specially created to commemorate the recent 75th anniversary of the publication of the very first stories about Winnie the Pooh. It consists of the classic, much-loved, tried and tested stories by A.A. Milne and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2001
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Now We are Six
A.A. Milne
As famous as nursery classics in their own right. This is an unforgettable evocation of childhood, through the eyes of Christopher Robin.
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/10/1989
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