VIRTUAL LECTURE (LIVE) | Susannah Fullerton: A.A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh

Tuesday 20 Oct 2020, 2:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Susannah Fullerton as she presents her lecture A.A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/

The lecture will begin promptly at 2:30pm. Please ensure you are online before the start to allow admittance to the lecture. Lectures are not recorded and can only be viewed at the time listed on your ticket. Ticket sales will close at 1pm on day of lecture, unless sold out prior.

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Alan Alexander Milne had several successful careers as a writer. He made his name as a comic writer for Punch, then went on to become a huge success as a London playwright. He even had five of his plays showing in London at the same time. He made another reputation as a writer of detective fiction, before he idled away a dull country house party by writing verses for children. Those popular verses led to the stories featuring his son’s bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, and from that time his publishers didn’t want him to write anything else. Milne did not wish to be remembered for his writing for children but could not escape that fate. Nor could his son, whose life was ruined because he was Christopher Robin.

Susannah Fullerton tells the rather tragic tale of A.A. Milne and the hugely successful tale of the bear with little brain who enchanted the world.

Susannah Fullerton has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australia lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.

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