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Goodbye Christopher Robin quotes Goodbye Christopher Robin , litcharts Goodbye Christopher Robin , symbolism Goodbye Christopher Robin , summary shmoop Goodbye Christopher Robin , Goodbye Christopher Robin 70a2fa8d Goodbye Christopher Robin AA Milne And The Making Of Winnie The Pooh Is Drawn From Ann Thwaite S Acclaimed Biography Of A A Milne, One Of The Most Successful English Writers Ever, And The Creator Of Winnie The Pooh, And Of Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore And Christopher RobinBut The Fictional Christopher Robin Was Based On Milne S Own Son This Heart Warming And Touching Book Recounts The True Story That Inspired The Film Goodbye Christopher Robin, Directed By Simon Curtis And Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie And Kelly Macdonald, And Offers The Reader A Glimpse Into The Relationship Between Milne And The Real Life Christopher Robin, Whose Toys Inspired The Magical World Of The Hundred Acre Wood Along With His Mother Daphne And His Nanny Olive, Christopher Robin And His Family Were Swept Up In The International Success Of The Books The Enchanting Tales Brought Hope And Comfort To An England Ravaged By The First World War But With The Eyes Of The World On Christopher Robin, What Will The Cost Be To The Family With A Preface By Frank Cottrell Boyce, Co Writer Of The Screenplay


10 thoughts on “Goodbye Christopher Robin

  1. says:

    4 4.5 This was such a great biography I liked that it coverered a bit of Milne s life before he wrote Winnie the Pooh as well, and having read in the intro that this author actually wrote a biography of his life where this one is focused on the childrens books Winnie the Pooh years I will definitely keep an eye out for that I d also be interested to read Christopher Milnes autobiographies, to gain a bit of his perspective Overall I really enjoyed this read, I learned lots about Milne I hadn t known he was friends with J.M Barrie, he didn t want to write about fairies, he was a pretty succesful playwright, Roo was lost and the first Piglet damaged and replaced, and so much As someone who grew up reading Milne s childrens books, it was fascinating to learn a bit about the story behind their creation, and the impact they had on Milne and of course on Christopher Robin or Billy Moon, as I learned he was known I m really excited for the upcoming film that follows the story of this book, and definitely recomend this as a bio or anyone interested in authors or childrens lit.


  2. says:

    This was beautiful And thought provoking And yet, not at all what I had expected.The synopsis and even the title makes it sound like this book focuses on the complicated relationship between Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh between fact and fiction I thought I was about to read an in depth description of the Pooh books in Christopher Milne s life of the placement of an actual child in a fictional world and the inevitable repercussions it would make.But no.This book is actually an excerpt from an earlier A A Milne biography A good biography, at that But still, its main focus is A A Milne and his way to success his struggle with his fame, and his own aversion towards the Pooh books Christopher Robin s afterlife is only briefly described in the last 20 30 pages.I didn t get what I had hoped But Ann Thwaite is a good writer, and if you want to know how the Pooh books came into existence, this book is a well written and historically correct candidate.


  3. says:

    This is a short volume by Ann Thwaite about the publishing of the Pooh stories The author previously wrote a biography on A.A Milne and a book on Pooh This book was a short, quick and disappointing read for me.I was looking for rendering of the real life Christopher Robin s relationship to his real life father The cover picture implies it will be here and the blurb says there will be a glimpse into the relationship The term glimpse is accurate since Goodbye is not explained and Thwaite sticks mostly with the sub title.There is a lot of filler in this book There are reproduced letters to and from publishers, excerpts from reviews and dialog that was reported maybe Milne s diary Parts of pages are wasted to sales reports and pages are given to letters of appreciation and the dedications Milne wrote in books This is space where I d have liked to see something personal, such as how Daff Mrs Milne actually brought her son s toys to life There is no index, so I can t go back and find it, but think there is page on this You do get a rough outline of Milne s life He was a successful contributor to Punch and a known playwright when he got the notion to publish children s literature Based on his WWI experience he was a pacifist and later a supporter of appeasement He had a brother with tuberculosis whom he supported The Milne s seem to live in a bubble They go to the theatre, lunch, have tea and farm out the raising of their only child to a nanny As far as Milne s relationship with the real Christopher Robin, maybe there isn t one Daff seems interested in her garden than her son Alan father was preoccupied with his writing As an adult, Christopher said his father may have been jealous of his nanny and the relationship he had with her The Milne s seem oblivious to the seeming exploitation of their son Alan said the real boy, who carried the name and look of the made up boy, went by the nick name Moon, so there couldn t have been a relationship in his mind about the two boys Daff created and marketed a recording of the real Christopher Robin reading from Pooh could she not envision the taunting her son would receive over it in his boarding school Did she care Milne s relationships with his brother and E H Shepherd Pooh s illustrator seem stronger than his bond with his son The prose can be stilted, but stilted seems to be the life of this family There are a few bw photos The most striking is the photo of the real and the imagined Christopher Robin side by side There are no footnotes and as mentioned before there is no index.


  4. says:

    I thought i was a good book, didnt seem good til i got to chapter 3 I love how incitful it is on how Winnie the Pooh came to be and how Christopher Robin came to be friends with Pooh and his friends.


  5. says:

    A well written, myth busting biography about Alan Milne, and by extention about Winnie the Pooh and the man and fiction that was his son, Christopher Robin.The name and related film might lead you to think the book is about Milne s relationship with his son, and though this is explored in detail, the plain facts of the matter only appear in the closing section of the book.Read this book if you want a shorter version of Ann Thwaite s award winning biography look online if you want a quick but less accurate answer about how Pooh came to be and Milne s relationship with his son.


  6. says:

    I wanted to love this book, and perhaps it is a gem to those who love history of literature But I just love Pooh, who always teaches me something and makes me happy This book felt very very sad.


  7. says:

    A movie inspired read.


  8. says:

    It s not often I give books a five star rating on here, but this autobiography of one of my favourite children s authors is worthy of it Anne Thwaite is brilliant Further thoughts coming soon


  9. says:

    Let me start with a disclosure I m not a casual Winnie the Pooh fan I m a Winnie the Pooh collector fanatic, and I have been my whole life Perhaps my first conscious goal and milestone achievement was reading the Pooh stories by myself, with my own Pooh Bears by my side The fact that A.A Milne was a magazine writer surely had some influence on my desire to become a news reporter When in the late 1980 s I read Milne was a pacifist, I sought out his other writings in the dusty stacks of various university libraries My point is I know about Milne and Pooh than the average person, so this review may interest other fanatics collectors most I should add that I absolutely adored the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin From the title of the book and the cover art, I thought this book Goodbye Christopher Robin A.A Milne and the Making of Winnie the Pooh would be a re telling of the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin It is not It is a shortened updated version of Ann Thwaite s definitive 1990 Milne biography A.A Milne The Man Behind Winnie The Pooh I have to admit with some embarrassment that when Thwaite s original Milne biography came out 27 years ago as much as I loved Pooh and Milne I had some difficulty getting through the book She seemed to thoroughly cover every major writing of Milne s, and at that point I d only read a couple of non Pooh works I think she has read them and analyzed them all Thwaite knows her subject so well she sprinkles in a lot of references to people or events with which I m just unfamiliar Perhaps the problem is I don t know British culture very well, or the age gap between Thwaite and me The happy discovery in reading Goodbye Christopher Robin as an abridged and updated version of the original biography is that it is now much easier to fill in my knowledge gaps because of Google Some references I had to google included Meccano a construction set created in Liverpool seven league boots magic boots in European folklore that help a character gain speed Michael Arlen and Gilbert Frankau writers living in England with whom Milne apparently did not wish to socialize While the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin focuses on how Milne s attempts to deal with the aftermath of war inadvertently lead him to write the Winnie the Pooh books, and how the fame of those books affected his family, the book Goodbye Christopher Robin is a chronical of Milne s writing life though the focus is on the time Milne wrote the Pooh books and does not delve as deeply into other works as the larger biography The reader will find out what projects Milne was working on when, how they were received, what he may have been thinking at the time as expressed in letters or published interviews It seemed to be a quite privileged life writing back and forth to other famous writers from the time, worrying from time to time about servants he employed from cooks to gardeners, etc, and writing to Christopher in boarding school That his life was so privileged should not be a surprise, given the nannies and gardeners in Milne s poetry Perhaps the realization does make me adore him a little less, yet I m still fascinated by all the environmental ingredients that led Milne to write the books I so love Oh, and to imagine a writer s life to make one s living contemplating deeply and then going on book tour and doing media interviews certainly, is an attractive subject for exploration Some may think all the details in the book slow down the pace, but I rather like reading about the sales figures of the Pooh books, or that in the first edition Kanga was mistakenly gendered as a he As a history buff and a former newspaper reporter, I m in awe over the immersive research Thwaite did to produce the original biography, and thus the shortened version, as well She quotes extensively from letters Milne wrote to his brother Ken, and from reviews of Milne s work, and when appropriate Milne s and Christopher Robin Milne s own writings There s no doubt about it, Thwaite knows about Milne and the business of Pooh than anyone When I watched the movie credits for Goodbye Christopher Robin I was filled with delectation a vocabulary word I learned, p.245 to see that not only had Thwaite been a consultant on the movie which, I think, did help the movie add some authenticity she also made a cameo appearance in the pageant scene I can t wait to see the movie a third time so I can look for her in that scene If you are a Pooh fanatic and want to know about the rise in Pooh s popularity, I d recommend Thwaite s The Brilliant Career of Winnie the Pooh If you want to know about Milne, Thwaite s shortened biography Goodbye Christopher Robin is a good place to start I enjoyed the book enough that I definitely want to go back and re read the original A.A Milne The Man Behind Winnie the Pooh Three cheers for Pooh, for Milne, and for Thwaite


  10. says:

    Three and a half stars for this plaintive biography of Milne and his career in writing It seems almost incredible that Alan Milne didn t think that by naming the boy featured in the stories of Pooh and the poems CR would affect his son, whom the family always called Billy Moon Milne thought his fame would rest on his plays, which have totally disappeared from the stage, and not his children s books I agree with the author that the world of Pooh is the lost paradise of childhood where the characters were kinder and better than those in the real world It made me want to read the Pooh books again.


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