At the age of fifty-seven, Alan Alexander Milne, already wealthy and famous for writing “Winnie-the-Pooh”, judged it was about time to enter the immortal gallery of writers, who considered themselves important enough for the writing of a story of their own life (perhaps the imminent World War had stimulated this idea). As a title he gave to his biography the phrase “It’s too late now”, motivating it in his Introduction as follows: “It means that heredity and environment make the child and the child makes the man, and the man makes the writer; so that it is too late now – it was probably too late forty years ago – for me to be a different writer. I say this neither regretfully nor complacently, I state it as a fact.” (p.X)Lees verder “Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956)”
Vandaag is het twintig jaar geleden dat Christopher Robin, de zoon van de Engelse schrijver Alan Alexander Milne, is gestorven. Hij is wereldberoemd geworden omdat hij mocht figureren in het best bekende boek van zijn vader, namelijk “Winnie the Pooh”.
Lees verder “Christopher Robin Milne (1920-1996)”