A.A. Milne

A.A. Milne and the torturous task of writing

6 April 2024 9:00 am

For those of us lucky enough to have been regular contributors to Punch magazine, April is a slightly crueller month…

The case for dodging cracks in the pavement

9 October 2021 9:00 am

It is interesting to consider what would have happened if the Covid virus had emerged in 1921. Or 1821. Or…

Bear necessities: line block print, 1970, hand coloured by E.H. Shepard

The star of the Winnie-the-Pooh show at V&A is E.H. Shepard

9 December 2017 9:00 am

The thing about Winnie-the-Pooh, 91 years old this year, is that he’s the creature of E.H. Shepard, who drew him,…

Unhappy days

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Scriptwriters love to feast on the lives of children’s authors. The themes tend not to vary: they may have brought…