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Read about how Winnie-the-Pooh became the best bear in all the world.

The Basics

The annals of English children’s literature are well-supplied with iconic bears. Making up a much-loved trio with Rupert and Paddington is Winnie-the-Pooh. Not looking bad for an 80-year-old, is he? Pooh made his first appearance in 1926, along with his friends Piglet, Owl, Eeyore and the rest. They all live in Hundred Acre Wood, a fictional utopia that bears a slight resemblance to Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, where Pooh’s creator AA Milne first played his own version of Poohsticks.

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A Star is Born

A Star is Born

In which we meet a mother who gives her son a toy bear, and we all go down to a weekend house in Sussex where the bear and his friends come to life…