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A A Milne and the Making of Goodbye Christopher Robin

Ann Thwaite Interviewed by Nicolette Jones

Saturday, 24 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Worcester College: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Biographer Dr Ann Thwaite tells the true story that inspired the 2017 film Goodbye Christopher Robin – a drama about the lives of Winnie the Pooh creator A A Milne and his son Christopher Robin.

Thwaite was a consultant on the film directed by Simon Curtis and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald. Here she offers an insight into the relationship between Milne and his son and tells how his toys inspired the magical world of Hundred Acre Wood.

Thwaite is author of five literary biographies including of Edmund Gosse, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Emily Tennyson. Her 1990 biography, AA Milne: His Life, won the Whitbread Prize for the best biography.

Here she talks to Nicolette Jones, children’s books editor of the Sunday Times.

This event is part of St Hilda’s College day at the festival.

Biography & Memoir

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine