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The Complete Short Stories of A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne Gyles Brandreth



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29 February 2024
The first complete collection of A.A. Milne's short stories, including several never published before.

A.A. Milne's real passion lay beyond Winnie-the-Pooh, as this new prose collection reveals. Collected in full for the first time, including a number previously unpublished, here are his complete short stories and sketches for grownups. They are an epiphany.

These 50 stories show Milne to have been a brilliant comic sketch and short form writer. They paint memorable scenes, from a children's birthday party, an accidental encounter with murder, and a case of blackmail - often with an unexpected twist. But they also deal in poignancy, from the girl who pulls the wool over her boyfriend's eyes, to a first dance and first disappointment, or a family reunion and domestic dissonance.

Milne's thought-provoking stories here will make you see his works for children in a whole new light.

AUTHOR: A.A. Milne (Alan Alexander) is best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh, but was also an accomplished writer of fiction for grown-ups. Prior to the First World War he worked as a young man as Assistant Editor of Punch magazine. After leaving the army, he began to write plays, short stories and novels; and then later his works for children, including the poetry collection When We Were Very Young and the storybook Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. Milne continued to be a prolific writer until his death in 1956.

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Imprint:   FARRAGO
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781788424493
ISBN 10:   1788424492
Pages:   304
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alan Alexander Milne was born in London in 1882. He was a regular contributor to Punch, and later, assistant editor, before the interruption of active service in the First World War. A remarkably versatile writer, Milne went on to become a hugely successful and widely-known playwright, both in the West End and on Broadway, as well as an essayist, poet, novelist and – most famously – children’s author, as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. He died in 1956 following a long illness.

Reviews for The Complete Short Stories of A. A. Milne

'He is sensitive. He can write charmingly... and his prose is at once fragile and precise'  * New York Post *

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