Enchanted Places. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket

By: MILNE, Christopher MILNE, A.A.)

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MILNE, Christopher. The Enchanted Places. (Toronto): McClelland and StewartLimited, (1974). First Canadian Edition. Pp. 169. 8vo, brown cloth with in -blind titles and illustration to front, gilt titles to spine. Haring-Smith, A.A.Milne : A Critical Bibliography Q3; Spadoni & Donnelly 2576. “Millions of readers throughout the world have grown up with the stories and versesof A.A. Milne about his son Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and the oth er toy animals. What was it like to be the small boy about whom they were written - with the long hair, the smock and the Wellington boots? At the ageof 54 Christopher Milne looks back and comes to terms with Christopher Rob in, the child who never grows old, who has always followed him about, and who has often made his life a misery. For as he grew older and he and his prep school contemporaries began to put away childish things, he became increasingly aware of his burden and of his desire to escape from Christopher Robin. The book is about the life of the real Christopher Robin. It is therefore about the background of the poems and stories - the animals, the woods and river - and shows how much the real world and the fictional world corresponded. In spite of the problems of being Christopher Robin, Christopher Milne has written a happy book about a happy childhood in the twenties and thirties in London and Sussex. He describes the life of a moderately well-off family that has now almost vanished. Not the least interesting pages are those in which he "discovers" his parents and learns to love them for theirvery different qualities. The portrait of his father is memorable for the skill and sympathy with which he evokes a character at once shy and resolute, tactful and determined, and the rituals by which he lived. It is a storytold with humour, modesty and good sense, whose interest will not be confi ned to lovers of his father's books.” (from the dj). Vg in dj (one inch tear at head of spine, light wear to top edge). 30.00

Title: Enchanted Places. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: MILNE, Christopher MILNE, A.A.)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, 1974, ISBN:0771057159:

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