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AA Milne admirers, beware
on 30 June 2008
This is NOTHING like Milne.
Yes, it is funny, if you like puerile, smutty and sometimes weak jokes.
It has far more in common with Ogden Nash than Milne, but Christopher Matthew lacks Nash's talent.
Eccles' illustrations are excellent, and do remind one of Shephard's.
I am not yet sixty, but getting there fast, and am old enough to remember
the early editions of Pooh and company fondly.
The inside dust jacket review of my copy of 'Sixty' calls this an "affectionate tribute to Milne". In my opinion Matthew has deliberately mis-packaged his work to make money off Milne's place in our hearts.