A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne

Born: January 18, 1882

Died: January 31, 1956

Nationality: English

Occupation: Author, novelist, playwright, poet

Biography: Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.

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Source/Notes: Widely attributed to A. A. Milne, but it hasn't been found in any of Milne's original works. Probably it's originated from the following lines from Milne's book "The House at Pooh Corner" (1928): "Pooh, promise me you won't forget about me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred. / Pooh thought for a little. / How old I shall be then? / Ninety-nine. / Pooh nodded. / I promise, he said."
Source/Notes: "Pooh's grand adventure: the search for Christopher Robin" (1997). This quotation hasn't been found in any original work of A. A. Milne, just in Disney's version of his books.

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Source/Notes: The House at Pooh Corner: (2014 edition), California Books Inc. - ISBN: 9786155430275