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The extraordinary life of A.A. Milne

Cohen, Nadia2017
"VERY few authors can ever dream of coming close to the legacy left by AA Milne. He remains a household name in almost every corner of the globe thanks to a phenomenally popular collection of whimsical children s stories about a boy named Christopher Robin and his beloved teddy bear. Generations of children have grown up loving the tales of Winnie The Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, which are still among the most popular and profitable - fictional characters in the world. But while the adorable poems and stories have brought unparalleled joy to millions, Alan Alexander Milne, himself was never able to enjoy the fame and fortune they brought him. He died deeply resenting Pooh's success, as far as he was concerned those stories were just such a tiny fraction of his literary work, but nothing else he produced came close in terms of public appreciation. Milne died still unable to reconcile the fact that no matter what else he wrote, regardless of all the plays and stories for adults he had published, he would always be remembered as a children's storyteller. And his son, widely hailed as the inspiration for the adorable character of Christopher Robin, could never accept his unique place in literary history either. He had barely reached his teens before he grew to loathe his famous father, who he bitterly accused of exploiting his early years. The Extraordinary Life of AA Milne delves deep into the life of Milne and sheds light on new places, and tells stories untold."--
Main title:
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword History, 2017.
ix, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliography (page 206)
Machine generated contents note: ch. One `It's always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don't' -- ch. Two `People who don't think probably don't have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake' -- ch. Three `Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more... to give way to the happiness of the person you love' -- ch. Four `The cold's so cold, and the hot's so hot. Oh! God bless Daddy - I quite forgot' -- ch. Five `We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see' -- ch. Six `This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it' -- ch. Seven `If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever' -- ch. Eight `If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you' --Contents note continued: ch. Nine `You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes' -- ch. Ten `A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside' -- ch. Eleven `If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear' -- ch. Twelve `A little Consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference' -- ch. Thirteen `It is hard to be brave, when you are only a Very Small Animal' -- ch. Fourteen `Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness' -- ch. Fifteen `Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave' -- ch. Sixteen `How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard'.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography823.912 MILAvailable
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