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Shirley Harrison




The Life and Times of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh


As a direct result of her book, "The Life and Times of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh", Shirley Harrison was invited to unveil the plaque dedicated to Pooh, erected by Ealing Civic Society on the site of original Farnell factory


To celebrate his 90th birthday this is the fascinating, first, biography of the real teddy bear which was the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories. It takes us from his ‘birth’ in an Acton toy factory in 1921, to Harrods where he was bought by Mrs Daphne Milne for her baby son, Christopher Robin. From there we go to the family homes in Chelsea and on the Ashdown Forest in Sussex. It was here that A.A.Milne wrote his world-famous books, and that Pooh eventually emigrated to America, spending many years as a celebrity on tour. Today, he lives in retirement in New York Children’s Library with Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and Piglet.

Containing much original material, friends of the Milne family and Pooh’s guardians in the United States, tell their stories and share their previously unpublished photos and diaries for Shirley Harrison's biography. Included, too, is the author’s own remembrance of the day in 1976 when Winnie-the-Pooh journeyed home to Hartfield for a holiday - and played Poohsticks on Poohsticks Bridge.

A truly heart-warming tale of a cuddly teddy bear, loved by Christopher Robin, and ultimately transformed into one of the world’s richest and most famous bears of all time.

Published in the UK by Pen and Sword

ISBN-10 1844680789
ISBN-13 978-1844680788


Published in the US by Pelican Publishing

ISBN-10 1455614823
ISBN-13 978-1455614820


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