Few authors achieve fame in their lifetime and then have that fame compound and grow long after their death. Fewer still spend much of their lives harboring resentment for the work that made them famous. Such was the case for Alan Alexander Milne.
Long before he wrote Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne had established a career as a humorist and playwright. When his son, Christopher Robin, was born, it led to an inspiration for a series of children’s verses about a toy bear named Pooh and his friends. Two novels followed that and the Winnie the Pooh brand was born.
This biography traces Milne’s life, influence and legacy.