Use of cookies on this web site: For the Love of Books collects no personally identifiable data in cookies. However, a number of social media and search engine companies place tracking cookies without our consent or co-operation. If you wish to avoid tracking, please read our cookies policy, where you will find links to resources that will help you set your browser accordingly.
Show Cookies Policy
Accept & Continue
Join Mailing List

For the Love of Books - Selected Blog Item

Search my 'blog
Find word or phrase...
Keyword
Find posts dated...
Date
24/01/2018: AAMilne Book Review

The Extraordinary Life of A. A. Milne

Nadia Cohen

Published by Pen and Sword

A beautifully presented hard back book with many photographs of the subject and his son.

This is the story of A. A. Milne’s life; sympathetically written, which shows the depth of this extraordinary man’s character and talent.

Taught, among others, by H. G. Wells, his friends included P. G. Wodehouse, J. M. Barrie, and Kenneth Graham, whose book, The Wind in the Willows, Milne dramatized into the play Toad of Toad Hall.

This book also explains his extremely close bond with his brother, Ken, and his lifelong financial generosity to Ken’s family before and after Ken’s premature death.

The major regret in A. A. Milne’s life was the fact he was never truly recognised, for his novels, plays, and political writings, but remembered mainly for being the writer of children’s stories which he wrote for his son, Christopher Robin.

A rift grew between father and son when, after returning from the 2nd World War, Christopher married his cousin, of whom his parents disapproved. The rift sadly never healed.

Do not let the wording on page 202; which makes it seem as if Christopher Robin outlived his daughter, Clare, while stating that he died in 1996 and his daughter in 2012; stop you from buying it. It, in no way, detracts from an excellent and well written book.

I loved this book and I’m sure you will too.

By Elaine Carlo
On behalf of www.loveofbooks.co.uk

See more news items in our blog.

Post a comment on this page.Click here to request Information on blog item 27
Share this story
Link to this story (copy/paste): https://www.loveofbooks.co.uk/page_32.php?pgenme=wiblog_solus&blogsel=27
 
share us on facebook
share us on twitter
share us on pinterest
share us with a friend
get us to call you back
Writer's 'blog

2018-10-25
Time Sensitive - Autumn Creative Writing Course

Each Tuesday from November 6th to December 11th 2018, I will be hosting an in-depth creative writing course at the Albert Edward Community Hall in Clacton, Essex
...More information...

Forthcoming Events

2018-12-18
Creative Writing Course

The Albert Edward Community Centre, Legerton Drive, Clacton, Essex, CO16 8BW
0 days
Join us for a course of six creative writing workshops in Clacton, each Tuesday starting on November 6th
...More information...
Recent Tweets