I asked Tonysdiscs to send the book as quick as possible, because I needed it for a presentation on June 8. It was announced between May 30 and June 11, and it arrived already on May 31. Wonderful! And it looks like a completely new book. In fact, it must be. Niels Bokhove
Read the title carefully. This is the story of the teddy bear that Christopher Robin Milne owned, and not the story of the live bear cub upon which the Pooh stories are based. It is a truly fascinating read and a great addition to the bookshelf of any Pooh fan. It reveals details of the many people who came into contact with Winnie the Pooh over the years, together with some interesting photographs.
Being an arctophile I was pleased to obtain a book about this famous teddy bear and its history. A very comprehensive narrative which has filled agap in my knowledge. Delivery excellentrecommended to all arctophiles.
I really wanted to like this book; it's about Pooh, after all. There were some interesting passages, but nothing really new. What I found particulary irritating was the author's 'Little England' attitude. Col Bob Henderson, who I met, lived in Edinburgh, so he was responsible for Good Bears of the World in the UK - not just England, Shirley. The acknowledgements at the end include at least two people located in WALES - another place that is not England.