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A A Milne
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Born in St Johns Wood, London
Born on 18th of January 1882
Died in Hartfield, Sussex
Died on 31st of January 1956

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1882 - 1956 - Author & playwright of Winnie the Pooh fame


Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Joined Punch as assistant editor. Well known for light essays and comedies. Achieved world fame in 1924 with his book of children’s verse, When We were Very Young, written for his son Christopher Robin. Further classics followed including Winnie the Pooh (1926).

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