Publication Date: March 2009
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A. A. Milne is, of course, known the world over for his children’s stories telling of the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Milne also wrote novels for adults, including this charming love story which deftly and delicately sets the fragility of human passions in a cruelly dispassionate world.
A. A. Milne was an English novelist and playwright born in 1882. A student of H. G. Wells during public school, Milne went on to study mathematics in Cambridge. During his time there, Milne frequently contributed to the college's student magazine, Granta, and was so successful that he was offered a job at the British humour magazine Punch. Milne's son, Christopher Robin, was born in 1920. After writing a poem for him entitled "Teddy Bear," Milne began publishing children's stories about Christopher Robin and his stuffed animals, including his bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne's children's books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, have since become beloved classics that have been adapted into the famous Disney franchise. Milne died in 1956 at the age of 74.
Born in London, Ann Thwaite spent the war years in New Zealand, returning to complete her education at Queen Elizabeth's, Barnet, and St Hilda's College, Oxford. She has lived in Tokyo, Benghazi and Nashville, Tennessee. She has lectured in many countries, but most of her life has been spent as a writer, and she is now settled in Norfolk with her husband, the poet Anthony Thwaite. She is an Oxford D.Litt, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her previous biographies are Waiting for the Party, a life of Frances Hodgson Burnett; Edmund Gosse (winner of the Duff Cooper Award, 1985); A. A. Milne (Whitbread Biography of the Year in 1990); and Emily Tennyson: The Poet's Wife.$$$Ann Thwaite celebrated her seventieth birthday in the week of the publication of Glimpses of the Wonderful, which she says is her final biography. She plans now to use her biographical skills on her own life, in a book tentatively titled 'My Side of the Story'.