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October is Winnie-the-Pooh Month

A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh was published on the 14th of October 1926. Spilling Ink is paying tribute to the timeless children’s classic with a quirky Pooh-Bear quote each week this month. 97 more words

Literary Trivia


Until recently the Royal Literary Fund’s website was, like the organisation, discreet and traditional. The pages were the colour of parchment, like leaves from leather-bound books found on second-hand stalls at Sunday markets; like the 1970s newspaper cuttings that fall from my mother’s cookery books – forgotten recipes for avocado mousse or ten tricks with red salmon. 252 more words

Literary Criticism

Quote of the day: A. A. Milne on authorship

‘For myself I have now no faith in miraculous conception.  I have given it every chance.  I have spent many mornings at Lord’s hoping that inspiration would come, many days on golf courses; I have even gone to sleep in the afternoon, in case inspiration cared to take me by surprise.   40 more words

Advice For Writers

Books with Bridges

Mysterious and inviting they call to us.  Monet painted them.  San Franciscans and New Yorkers venerate them.  The Midwest covers them.  They connect us to land, carry us over shallow and deep waters.  688 more words

The Week in Reviews: ReadLove Recap For the Week Beginning September 22nd

Another week has come and gone here at ReadLove ! Here’s what you may have missed! 

It was Banned Books Week, and boy, were we shocked to learn that that inoffensive little bear, Winnie the Pooh, had at one time been widely banned. 281 more words

Kids Fiction

A Word For Autumn by A. A. Milne

Before he created Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne published a book of essays called Not That It Matters.  One of the entries in this book is this one, “A Word For Autumn”.   940 more words


Introduction to Pooh

Pooh was created by A.A. Milne. Milne was inspired by his child (Christopher Robin, mentioned in his books and in Disney productions) to make Winnie the Pooh and all his friends. 231 more words