Happy Half-Hours is a selection of articles written by A. A. Milne between 1910 to 1952, and demonstrates his trademark wit, little-known political views and nostalgia for a lost era.
At the age of twenty-three, A. A. Milne was appointed the Assistant Editor of Punch. He had a talent for turning out a thousand whimsical words on lost hats and umbrellas, tennis, dogs, faulty geysers, the English obsession with rank and titles, cheap cigars and more. But there was another, more serious side to Milne; his experiences serving in the First World War made him a committed and vocal pacifist.
What we expect from Milne is lightness. Pooh carried up by his balloon. Piglet blowing dandelion seeds. Bounding Tigger. The depth of missing, of emptiness when Ken is gone from It’s Too Late Now,...Read more