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The Life and Times of the Real Winnie-The-Pooh: The Teddy Bear Who Inspired A. A. Milne

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"Once upon a time an anonymous teddy bear set off, from a factory in a north London suburb with a van-load of similar bears and other toys. His spectacular journey was to take him into the hearts of people of all ages, around the world and that is where we will join him first-in Acton where it all began." -Shirley Harrison, from the introduction

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Pelican Publishing Company (first published July 1st 2011)
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John
Nov 28, 2011 John rated it really liked it
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Not likely to attract an audience of children, and with some dry chapters about the Milne's family friends and local acquaintances, this is still an intriguing bit of literary/publishing history. Harrison has talked to zillions of people (including me) and dug into all sorts of public and private archives to winkle out the history and travels of Christopher Milne's bear and other animal toys from the 1920's to the present day. She also fleshes out the tale with summary accounts of the Disney ...more
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Oct 24, 2016 Andrea Engle rated it it was amazing
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A treasure trove for those who grew up reading A. A. Milne's four children's books ... this is the very informative, very factual story of the actual, physical bear that was bought for Christopher Robin Milne at Harrod's long ago ... a perfect read for standing in line, waiting to do early voting in Houston ... offers a definite degree of serenity ...
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