'Well,' said Pooh, ‘what I like best – ‘ and then he had to stop and think… Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.
A.A. Milne's eternally appealing tales about the Bear of Very Little Brain are brought wonderfully to life in this one complete collection of Winnie the Pooh stories.
This is the ultimate gift set for the nursery or discerning Winnie the Pooh enthusiast: 30 individual hardback books beautifully presented in an elegant chest, decorated inside and out with original E.H. Shephard illustrations. A stunning heirloom to keep for generations!
Alan Alexander Milne was born in Hampstead in 1882 and attended an independent school run by his father before studying mathematics at Cambridge. After university he worked as an Assistant Editor at the magazine Punch and established himself as a successful author of both plays and novels, including The Red House Mystery. That is until, with the publication of When We Were Very Young in 1924 and Winnie the Pooh in 1926 his career took a very different turn. Milne continued to produce works for adults but occasionally resented the success of his children's stories, which overshadowed much of his other work. In 1952 A. A. Milne suffered a stroke after brain surgery and retired to his country home in Sussex as an invalid. He died there four years later.