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The Holiday Round (Dodo Press)

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Large format paper back for easy reading. Novel (for adults) from the author of Winnie the Pooh
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Dodo Press (first published 1912)
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Not Pooh (though I like Pooh, especially read by Alan Bennett, who just gets Eeyore) but Milne for grown-ups. Written for Punch in the early 1920s, these short stories are a long delightful burble of humour, usually involving the same small group of friends - playing cricket, bathing, sailing - and the long-vanished world of house parties. They are gossamer-light, and, I think, very funny.

This is one of my favourite moments, when a sailing party is becalmed.

"There isn't really very much to do,
Feb 27, 2012 Melee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the most hilarious book I've read in I don't know how long! It is full of short stories and plays that are absolutely priceless and on par with the likes of Wilde and Wodehouse, but certainly have a distinct flavour all their own. My faith in Milne was shaken after reading Two People, but this has restored my belief that he is, indeed, brilliant.
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Alan Alexander Milne (pronounced /ˈmɪln/) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems.

A. A. Milne was born in Kilburn, London, to parents Vince Milne and Sarah Marie Milne (née Heginbotham) and grew up at Henley House School, 6/7 Mortimer Road (now Crescent), Kilburn, a small public school run by his father. One of his teac
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