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死亡着名的伦敦人: A. A. Milne in London

Alan Alexander Milne, or A. A. Milne as he is known, is a household name today, thanks to a silly old humming bear and his furry friends, but he was also a successful novelist, screenwriter, humourist and playwright. Born and bred in London, Milne spent the bulk of his creative years in Chelsea, using his country home in Ashdown Forest as the inspiration for the enchanted location where Winnie-the-Pooh and his playmates would buzz and bounce in search of sticks and hunny.

A. A. Milne


Milne.was born in Kilburn, London on 18 January 1882. He grew up at 67 Mortimer Road (now Crescent) where his father ran a school which Milne attended as a boy. H.G. Wells was one of the teachers. Milne went on to study at Westminster School before heading off to Cambridge where he read Mathematics and edited the student magazine.

He became Assistant Editor of冲床到1906年。1913年,他结婚了Daphne deSélincourt,并于1919年,他们搬进了13条马利德街。这条漂亮的切尔西街的街道不得少于九个蓝色斑块(斯蒂芬病房在21号行驶中致力于自杀)。克里斯托弗罗宾于1920年出生。

A. A. Milne Live,13号米尔恩街


Mallord Street将成为1940年的家庭基地,A. Milne在这里度过了许多富有成效的岁月。在他一生的过程中,他会写34次播放,七个小说,五本非小说书籍和四重奏,他会变得如此着名。

He fought at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and like so many others on the front, returned to London with PTSD.


Fun fact: Milne was a cricket lover, playing with the likes of P.G. Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle and J.M. Barrie.

A.A.Milne., Christopher Robin

Milne., Christopher Robin and the original Winnie-the-Pooh Bear.

Winnie the Pooh

The inspiration for the tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff came from a Farnell toy bear that Daphne purchased from Harrods’s Toy Department in 1921 for her son. Pooh would be joined by the famous five: Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Piglet and Eeyore.

Milne.和family spent weekends and summers in their Ashdown Forest farm in 1925. This bucolic setting would become the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood.

E. H. Shepard, Winnie-the-Pooh

Now We are Six drawing, E. H. Shepard, 1927 (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Milne与才华横溢的Ernest H. Shepard合作,这是一位艺术家,他们的印刷师经常出现在冲床。You can see some of his Winnie-the-Pooh works in the Prints and Drawings Study Room at the维多利亚和阿尔伯特博物馆.

Milne会写When We Were Very Young是在马利德街的队第一个书籍。Winnie-the-Pooh, Now we are SixThe House at Pooh Cornerfollowed. The children’s works amounted to a mere 70,000 collective words, but they became the classics for which he is remembered. The Pooh books have never been out of print, and 20 million copies have been sold in 50 languages.温尼德ille pubecame the only Latin book ever to be featured on纽约时报Bestseller列表。Winnie-The-Pooh的权利留给家庭,皇家文学基金,威斯敏斯特学校以及麦克里斯俱乐部(Milne是会员)。



The stuffed toys owned by Christopher Milne, on display at the New York Public Library.

The real Winnie


伦敦动物园常规,克里斯托弗·罗宾被驯服驯服和骑行的驯服驯服。他更名为他的Harrods Bear Winnie-The-Pooh,加拿大幼崽名字和他给他曾经喂养的天鹅的绰号组合。


Winnie and Lt Colebourn at London_Zoo



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