Goodbye Christopher Robin is drawn from Ann Thwaite's acclaimed biography of A. A. Milne, creator of much loved characters Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Christopher Robin, who Milne based on his own son.
This heart-warming and touching book recounts the true story that inspired the recently released film Goodbye Christopher Robin 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 would the cost be to the family?
A former Richmond resident, Ann Thwaite lived in the Vineyard whilst researching Waiting for the Party, her biography of Frances Hodgson Burnett. She is the author of four other major biographies and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.