winnie the pooh

Author

Everybody knows about his children’s books, but Milne actually liked to write for grown-ups. Dramas and satire and dialogue were all his Favorite Things.

writing with a fountain pen
World War I hat

Veteran

He called himself a Pacifist and spoke his mind, but he served his country and killed in the Great War. In the end, I suppose, one never quite knows what is right.

teddy bear

Creator

The tragedy of Winnie the Pooh is his coming about to fame. Milne had many Favorite Things to write and do, but all were eclipsed by Pooh.

christopher robin

Father

‘Tis a cruel irony that the hero of the Hundred Acre Wood should have lost his own childhood.