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A.A. Milne

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born Jan. 18, 1882, London, Eng.
died Jan. 31, 1956, Hartfield, Sussex

Photograph:A.A. Milne,  1920.
A.A. Milne, c. 1920.
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in full  Alan Alexander Milne   English humorist, the originator of the immensely popular stories of Christopher Robin and his toy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh.

Milne attended Westminster School, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1906 he joined the staff of Punch, writing humorous verse and whimsical essays in a style that quickly dated. He achieved considerable…


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