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The Path Through the Trees

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The need to outgrow one's childhood influences and establish an individual identity is common to us all, but for Christopher Milne it was an especially difficult experience in view of the unique problems he faced as the son of A. A. Milne. In this warm, honest, and often amusing autobiography, he traces the path which, after several wrong turnings, ultimately led him and h ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published June 19th 2014 by Policy Press (first published August 31st 1979)
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Kathleen
I enjoyed listening to Peter Dennis read THE PATH THROUGH THE TREES: BEYOND THE WORLD OF POOH - Part 2. Christopher Robin Milne tells about his life from college years, serving in the Royal Engineers in North Africa and Italy during World War II, meeting and courting his wife Lesley, making their home and livelihood in Dartmouth, Devon, where they founded the Harbour Bookshop. THE PATH THROUGH THE TREES is a moving account of a young man's search for his own identity told simply, vividly, and of ...more
Nan Sprester
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you have stopped to wonder whatever became of the real Christopher Robin Milne immortalized forever by his father's famous works after he grew up then you might enjoy this book. He talks extensively about his experiences as a sapper during World War II and of his career as a bookshop owner in Dartmouth. Some reviews find the section on book selling boring but as a librarian I enjoyed this behind the scenes look. It might surprise readers to know that C. R. Milne chose to support himself rathe ...more
Rod Baker
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who hasn’t heard of Christopher Robin? Co-conspirator of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and co.—written in the quiet English countryside for the AA Milne’s son Christopher Robin Millne, and then Disney-fied for the whole world to enjoy. Shortly after being pulled into a Palm Springs thrift store by my daughter, I found myself looking at a “The Path Through The Trees” written by none other than the real Christopher Robin (Milne)—a story of a nervous stammering boy growing up in the shado ...more
Jessica
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Having first listened to the enchanted places I had high hopes for the path through the trees. And I'm saddened to say I was pretty disappointed.
Though still written well, descriptive, and with a little of the a a Milne feel to it I just couldn't get into this one. I found myself looking forward to the end so I could move on to something else.

In particular I found the extensive recollections of c r Milnes time as a book seller relatively boring. Though I don't doubt that this was the largest
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A Hudak
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found it fascinating to learn about the life Christopher Milne made for himself as a bookstore owner in Dartmouth after achieving unexpected fame as "Christopher Robin" in the Winnie-the-Pooh books.
Jennifer Merila Van Hoy
I found this interesting, but, a little slow moving and redundancy at times.
Thom Dunn
Priceless, and together with The Enchanted Places, unique and will (obviously) stay unique for all time. This gentle, unassuming author is living evidence of the formative power of Pooh...and no perplex here, either.
Sherri
Jun 15, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
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I couldn't finish this one. I'm sad to say that I thought it was boring.
Carol
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed it. I liked his analogies--how life is like a walk through the trees, coming on vistas and unexpected places, either delightful or hard.
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Christopher Milne was immortalised by his father and most people know who Christopher Robin is because of Winnie the Pooh most people don't know that he was an incredible young man who
fought the 2nd world war as he fought to escape his childhood namesake.

his devotion to his daughter is only briefly mentioned when in reality Milne was completely decrees to her.

loved reading about the Harbour Book shop which is now called Dartmouth Community Bookshop.
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