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A.A. Milne - Author

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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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Happy Half Hours

Happy Half Hours

Author: A.A. Milne Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

A.A. Milne, best known as the author of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories, was a successful writer long before his children's stories launched him to overnight success. Milne himself disliked being relegated as a children's author. At the age of twenty-three, he was appointed the Assistant Editor of Punch. He claimed 'I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere.' Milne had a talent for regularly turning out a thousand whimsical words on lost hats and umbrellas, tennis, dogs, faulty geysers, dotty maids, women loading film in a camera, the English obsession with rank and titles, cheap cigars, and any amount of life's other little difficulties. He was praised for being able to produce 'with apparently effortless ease and the utmost gaiety' articles notable for their 'enchanting ingenuity'. But there was another, more serious side to Milne. After serving in World War 1, where he survived the Somme, Milne was invalided home with trench fever in 1916. His experiences made him a committed and vocal pacifist. War was nothing but 'mental and moral degradation'. His fiercely argued pacifism was ahead of his time, and forms some of his most powerful work.;This selection of Milne's articles, spanning over four decades of his life from 1910 to 1952, are collected for the first time in this volume, including his passionately argued writings on pacifism. The writings demonstrate his trademark wit, varied genius, little-known political views, and nostalgia for a lost era.

Sunny Side

Sunny Side

Author: A.A. Milne Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

A.A. Milne was an English writer best known for writing multiple books centering around the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne was also a notable author before his great success with the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh, having written books such as Once on a Time and the Red House Mystery.The Sunny Side, published in 1921, is a collection of short stories, poems, and essays.

Once on a Time

Once on a Time

Author: A.A. Milne Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

A.A. Milne was an English writer best known for writing multiple books centering around the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne was also a notable author before his great success with the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh, having written books such as Once on a Time and the Red House Mystery.Once on a Time, published in 1917, is a fairy tale that tells the story of a war between two kingdoms.

Red House Mystery

Red House Mystery

Author: A.A. Milne Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.A.A. Milne's The Red House Mystery is a classic "e;locked room"e; mystery novel.The action takes place at a house party in an English country house.

The House at Pooh Corner

The House at Pooh Corner

Author: A.A. Milne Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/05/2017

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Author: A.A. Milne Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/03/2017

Red House Mystery

Red House Mystery

Author: A.A. Milne Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

Read this Murder Mystery Novel set in an English Country House "e;Of course it's very hampering being a detective, when you don't know anything about detecting, and when nobody knows that you're doing detection, and you can't have people up to cross-examine them, and you have neither the energy nor the means to make proper inquiries; and, in short, when you're doing the whole thing in a thoroughly amateur, haphazard way."e; A.A. Milne, The Red House Mystery A house party in the county turns into a crime scene when one the host is murdered. A.A. Milne's delightful mystery novel takes the reader on twists and turns and ultimately arrives at a logical solution to the case This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The House at Pooh Corner

The House at Pooh Corner

Author: A.A. Milne Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/06/2015

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