Portrays the life and career of the successful playwright who was never able to shake the public's idea that he only wrote for children
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Ann Thwaite was born of New Zealand parents in London in 1929. She was educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford and has been a writer, biographer and reviewer all her life. She lives with her husband, the poet Anthony Thwaite, in NorfolkFrom Library Journal:
The man behind Winnie-the-Pooh was a humorist, Punch editor, light versifier, and above all a playwright. Milne had a brief but very successful and prolific career as a dramatist before settling reluctantly for Pooh's glory. For this first Milne biography, Thwaite draws on both Milne's and his son Christopher Robin's memoirs, but also on unpublished letters and family memories, depicting his happy childhood, solidly middle-class background, ardent pacifism, and complex relations (obscured by an ingrained reticence) with his wife and son. Although the children's books play only a small (but central) role in this biography, their publishing history, reception, and critical evaluation are neatly summarized. There is just enough history to set Milne's work in its context. Sadly, Milne's charmed life eventually gave way to disappointment, but this even-tempered and readable biography will not disappoint.
-Patricia Dooley, Univ. of Washington Lib. Sch., Seattle
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Descripción Random House, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110394587243
Descripción Random House, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB0394587243