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1. Pooh Library original 4-volume
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2. Mr. Pim Passes By
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3. Winnie the Pooh
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4. Now We Are Six Deluxe Edition
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5. When We Were Very Young
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6. The Heart of Listening : A Visionary
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7. The Complete Tales and Poems of
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8. The Red House Mystery
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9. The Heart of Listening: A Visionary
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10. Diaries, 1942-1954: v. 1
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11. The Sunny Side: Short Stories
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12. Diaries, 1984-1997
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13. Sweet Misfortune: A Novel
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14. When We Were Very Young Deluxe
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15. The Message of John (Bible Speaks
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16. Diaries, 1971-1983
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17. Theoretical Hydrodynamics
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18. The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
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19. James Lees-Milne: The Life
 
20. Sir James Jeans: A Biography

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1. Pooh Library original 4-volume set (Pooh Original Edition)
by A. A. Milne
Library Binding: 1 Pages (1988-10-31)
list price: US$52.00 -- used & new: US$27.35
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Asin: 0525444513
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Stop everything! If at least one copy of each of these classics is not in a prominent place on your bookshelf, your home and your progeny's childhood is incomplete. Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends--blustery old Owl, bouncy Tigger, clever Christopher Robin, glum Eeyore, and the rest--have been a staple of children's literature for over 70 years in A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. And Milne's immortal collections of children's verse, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, have soothed many a savage beast at bedtime with such incomparable delights as "If I Were King" and "Us Two." All four of these classics, complete with Ernest H. Shepard's original illustrations, are gathered here in a handsome boxed set. These hardcover editions will most certainly be a cherished legacy to be handed down for generations to come. After all, as Rabbit says solemnly one day, "Without Pooh, the adventure would be impossible." (Ages 3 to 103) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Memories
This is the same collection, right down to the green case, that I bought for my son some 30 plus years ago, when he "was very young". For anyone who read these books to their children, and for any of the "grown up children" that still remember them, these wonderful stories of childhood in a more innocent time are very special. I don't think it matters if "we are six" or if "we are sixty", this is literature that ANYone can read at any age and still enjoy. What a beautiful escape from the stresses of our every day grown-up world!I intend to purchase this set again for my own library, of which there are many other "childrens'" books that I still love to open and read.

4-0 out of 5 stars At last, no Disney here!
The "original" books by A.A. Milne, here presented, are not as "thick" as the ones I remember from my pre-school years, but maybe that's just me. The contents are, to the best of my memory, accurate, and happily, free of the "Disnification" imposed on the stories in recent years. In general, a worthwhile addition to the libraries of the "very young."

4-0 out of 5 stars Pooh still delights, after all these years!
This original set of A.A. Milne's classic Pooh series was the perfect addition to the library we are building for our grandchildren. The simple pen and ink drawings belie the magic that leaps from every page. If your kids relationship with Pooh is best described by the commercial Disney experience, you owe it to them, and yourself, to explore the original writings! Beautiful, captivating and heart-warming, this set is the quintessential addition to your library, as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best of Pooh
I bought these for my 3 year old daughter. She loves listening to the stories. We read them over and over without ever tiring of them. Great to read the originals and not the Disney version.

5-0 out of 5 stars poofect!!
timely shipping and unbelievable low price leads to a poofect purchase of POOH!! will definitely be a returning customer...thanks much ... Read more


2. Mr. Pim Passes By
by A. A. Milne
Hardcover: 98 Pages (2010-05-23)
list price: US$33.95 -- used & new: US$23.32
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Asin: 116144369X
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PIM. I have really nothing to tell, Miss Marden. I have a letter of introduction to your uncle, who in turn will give me, I hope, a letter to a certain distinguished man whom it is necessary for me to meet. That is all. (Holding out his hand.) And now, Miss Marden, I really think I'd better be going. ... Read more


3. Winnie the Pooh
by A.A. Milne
Hardcover: 160 Pages (2009-09-03)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$5.33
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Asin: B00375LM0W
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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*****
Happy 80th birthday, Pooh! The Bear of Very Little Brain and his friendsfrom the Hundred Acre Wood have delighted generations of readers sinceWinnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926. This deluxe anniversary editionof Winnie-the-Pooh is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularityof A. A. Milne’s classic work. The interior features the unabridged text andErnest H. Shepard’s charming illustrations in full color on cream-coloredstock. The specially designed jacket sports gold ink and a die-cut windowthat reveals the full-color art on the case cover. It is an impressive packagefor new fans and collectors both. Three cheers for Pooh! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Book review
I received the book in excellent condition. No complaints.My only issue was ( and this was MY fault) I would have preferred more detailed, colorful illustrations with the book, again, I got exactly what I asked for.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bear Memories
I loved re-reading about the adventures of silly old Pooh and his friends. The chapters are short and perfect for reading to a grandchild at bedtime!

1-0 out of 5 stars E-books shouldn't cost more than Hardcover
Don't get me wrong, the REAL book is awesome... a classic i loved from my childhood, but an e-Book should NEVER cost more than the hardcover book.I was really dissapointed when I saw the price.Guess I will have to wait a few more years until the price is reasonable.

1-0 out of 5 stars You have to be kidding!! More for an EBOOK than a paper book?
This book is excellant, I have the hard cover! Why does the publisher think they should charge MORE for an ebook than they do for the paper version?! THAT is insane!

5-0 out of 5 stars and now my kid's turn...
..to discover the joy in these pages.I love this edition and am so excited to start the family tradition of reading a chapter a night to my girl.This is a great edition as it is affordable and beautifully published. ... Read more


4. Now We Are Six Deluxe Edition
by A.A. Milne
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2008-02-14)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$6.98
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Asin: 0525479295
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition and The House At Pooh Corner, these beautiful books feature a ribbon bookmark, a specially designed jacket with metallic ink and a peep-through window to the fullcolor case, and full-color artwork on cream-colored stock. The imaginative charm that has made Pooh the world’s most famous bear pervades the pages of Milne’s poetry, and Ernest H. Shepard’s witty and loving illustrations enhance these truly delightful gift editions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best of Milne
Getting to play great-uncle, I can stock my niece's shelves with the right books. I grew up with and nearly wore out Now We Are Six. It's great from several aspects.

Most obviously, this is the same style and size I had, without any artificial graphics or other changes. The simple illustrations and words are plenty.

It is appropriate for parents (and uncles) to read to much younger kids as well. It's alternately amusing and touching poems tell stories, have an occasional object lesson, use real words the child will find useful later and is not sing-song as so many are. That last is key because reading the same book 143 times can be terrifically annoying or boring otherwise.

Certainly don't wait until a child is six to read this to and with him or her.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth Buying Twice
The other reviews say plenty about the content...which is great.There are some great insights and reminders about childhood in here that have helped me see things from my childrens' perspective much more frequently.I have a paperback copy with the original EH Shephard illustrations...and it is literally falling apart.My four year old was very eager to buy a new one and made sure that I understood that she wanted the same pictures in it.We read poems out of this book several times a week...take it in the car with us and my daughters remind me to read them a poem while we wait in the car for any reason.They ask for poems at lunch time.We finish one, they always ask for another one.I'm glad I found it.I wouldn't have sought it out on my own...it was at a library book sale and since I know my girls like Pooh, I thought I'd get it...Pooh was ruined for me by Disney until I read this book...and now I'm looking for the real Pooh books.I will buy them all hardback and probably new so that they will last a long, long time.This is a book worth having, and keeping.

1-0 out of 5 stars Tremendously dissatisfied!
What a horrible experience with this seller.The book arrived twenty-four days after it was ordered, wrapped in a manilla envelope with no padding/protection, and damaged.I alerted the seller of my displeasure and was informed I would receive a refund.To date, it has been sixteen days and no refund has been received.My recommendation:Buy the book - it's well worth it - from another seller!

5-0 out of 5 stars My grandson loved this!
I sent this to my grandson for his sixth birthday. He was very pleased and his pleasure began with the title! I was reminded of the gift of the same book that was given to me when I turned 6 nearly 6 decades ago. The more things change the more things stay the same, I guess.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Tribute
This edition of a timeless classic is wonderful. All illustrations are in full color. I had never seen a version in color and I do not know if they are original but they do look very nice. The dust jacket is cleverly die cut and laminated on the inside for durability. All the magic is still there, presented beautifully. ... Read more


5. When We Were Very Young
by A. A. Milne
Paperback: 112 Pages (1992-08-01)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$2.64
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Asin: 0140361235
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A collection of poems reflecting the experiences of a little English boy growing up in the early part of the twentieth century.Amazon.com Review
In all likelihood, your mother or father read you these poems and remember their parents reading the same. This collection of poetry by the creator of Winnie the Pooh was first published in 1924. With its companion volume Now We Are Six, the little books became two of the biggest bestsellers in publishing history. Children all over the world have heard about changing the guard at Buckingham Palace; James James Morrison Morrison Weather by George Dupree; the three little foxes who kept their handkerchiefs in cardboard boxes; and, of course, Christopher Robin, named for A.A. Milne's son. Adults and older children will enjoy Milne's poems too, as some of his humor is subtly directed at a more sophisticated audience. But younger children are the ones who love the naughty Mary Jane (lovely rice pudding again?) and the bears on the corners of London's streets. Read these poems aloud and pass along (or start) a family tradition. (Ages 5 to 9) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous toddler's book
I was read this book when I was a little girl almost 40 years ago, so I had expectations about what this book would look like - and the book is absolutely perfect - just as I remember it. I am so excited to be able to share this amazing memory of me and my dad reading me this book with my little girl now. Just gorgeous, a book which leaves so much to the imagination and the way the reader emphasises different things, a world away from being told how to interpret things like we are today. Awesome, this is where the love of reading begins.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Essential When We Were Very Young
Here's the nicest edition of When We Were Very Young since its 1924 publication!With a font reminiscent of the original, and Ernest H. Shepard's gently colored illustrations similarly-placed amid the text, this book is a joy to handle and peruse.Of course, this volume lacks the pencil and crayon embellishments that my sisters and I added to our mother's original edition, but the soft and urgent messages - and all the pleasures - have been beautifully preserved for a new generation.It's gratifying to be able to reread and recite and relive these poems that voice the essential concerns of children everywhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars When we were veryyoung - by A.A. Milne
I bought this book as I hadhad it as a child, and was trying to remember one or two of the verses. I was so pleased to see that you had it available.I enjoyed it every bit as much as an adult, but to do so one would need British ascestry I would think.I really don't see the modern generation even understanding it.
So thank you for having it in stock
Jean Barrick

5-0 out of 5 stars Childhood favorites
I have always loved these poems and wanted to share them with the youngest generation. They are supposed to be for children, but they can linger in the mind sometimes for sixty years.

5-0 out of 5 stars The innonenceand sweetness of childhood
It is time for parents to turn off the tv, the game-box and to read the peoms of A A Milne to their children. They have delighted me and my family for years. Our most recent purchase was as a gift to a friend. Milne's insights into the world of children are breathtaking, and encourage us to recognise that children need space for themselves, for quiet reflection and for the time to read. The world of Milne and Pooh is as far away from crass commercialism, the noisy world orf exploitation as we are from the nearest stars. Make the clarion call for a return of childhood.

Dr Doug MacLean ... Read more


6. The Heart of Listening : A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work VOL. 1
by Hugh Milne
Paperback: 240 Pages (1998-06-18)
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Asin: 1556432798
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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*****
Originally published as a single volume, The Heart of Listening has been re-issued as two separate volumes because of public demand for a more concise, portable edition. Milne, a third generation Scottish osteopath, begins by explaining the visionary approach to healing, and how it may be applied to the realm of craniosacral work. He explains the importance of meditation, centering, and the cultivation of heartfulness in the development of compassionate practice. Milne introduces the reader to the story of visionary work—its genesis, evolution, philosophy, and practice—and explains how a grounding in meditation, sensitive touch, and intuitive perception can lead to a remarkable unfoldment in skill development. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars How to meditate
As an aspiring Yoga practitioner since the 1960s I've approached meditation from many directions and with varying degrees of success. Hugh Milne's book, which serves as a basic text for his discipline of Visionary Craniosacral Work (VCSW), is an amazing collection of lore from many valuable sources and a self-help tool for many aspects of the practice. But for a serious student of VCSW there can be no substitute for an accredited guide. His coaching in meditation here, however, is the very best I've ever seen in print. Following his step-by-step instructions in breathing methods (he gives several) and visualization, there is hope for many of us to achieve the state of clarity that Hugh equates with samadhi. For me, that alone would be sufficient justification for acquiring this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Heart of Listening: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work Vol 1 Reader Review
Well written with a good index, bibliography and footnotes for each chapter. The author's analogies are also quite helpful as it is really a book that tries to teach a feeling, hands on, touch subject. The diagrams are accurate and easy to follow. At times there are references to techniques that are in the next volume. Volume one deals with the background, history and cerebral/philosophical aspects of craniosacral work. These aspects are a key to how the author practices craniosacral work. This is not just a technical manual of how to shift bones. It deals with energetic aspects of healing as well. As I am a veterinarian, the medical aspects were easy to follow. I cannot speak to how someone with less anatomical training would see the text.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring. It will transform your therapy practice.
Milne,a 3rd generation Scottish osteopath, has the celtic gift of healing through word and touch. He shares the long multi-cultural history, precise techniques and profound implications of cranial work with quiet passion andreverence. His approach is an extraordinary blend of clinical expertise andspiritual authenticity. A must for any therapist using this approach. ... Read more


7. The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh
by A. A. Milne
Hardcover: 557 Pages (2001-10-01)
list price: US$45.00 -- used & new: US$23.95
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Asin: 0525467262
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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*****
Since their publication some seventy years ago, A.A. Milne’s enchanting tales and playful verses have been treasured and adored by generations of children, and Winnie-the-Pooh is as popular today as when he first appeared in 1926.

This special volume brings together all of the Pooh stories and all of the poems in one full-color, large-format book. The texts are complete and unabridged, and each of Ernest H. Shephard’s whimsical illustrations have been brilliantly recolored from his original sketches of Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, and his toys.

Here are the beloved stories of Pooh stuck in Rabbit’s doorway, playing Poohsticks on the bridge, and the oft-read poems, "Buckingham Palace," "Us Two," and so many more. Elegant yet simple, whimsical yet wise, this classic edition is sure to find a cherished place on every bookshelf.Amazon.com Review
Seventy-five years ago, that most beloved of "silly old bears," Winnie-the-Pooh, came down the stairs, "bump, bump, bump," on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. And now, after generations of children have grown up on stories about Pooh's adventures with his forest friends, the four all-time children's classics from A.A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard have been collected in one hefty, handsome volume for another multitude of generations to enjoy. Gathered together are the poems and tales that celebrate heffalumps, Eeyore's birthday, the unbouncing of Tigger, Disobedience, Buckingham Palace, and sneezles. The stories about Pooh getting stuck in Rabbit's doorway, Piglet doing a "Very Grand Thing," and Eeyore losing a tail (and Pooh finding one) are timeless favorites for children--and grownups--of all ages. Four original classics are here, in all their glory: Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six. This beautiful edition features complete, unabridged text and all of Shepard's original illustrations, each hand painted in watercolors--this is a true collector's gem. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

Customer Reviews (36)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Children's Classic
This book is fantastic because it is the original Winnie The Pooh stories. The text is large and the illustrations are gorgeous. It is perfect for a parent to read to their child and then for the child to continue reading as they get older. The poems are a great addition which makes the collection complete!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product. Great seller.
My item arrived extremely fast and in perfect condition. Transaction couldn't have gone better. 5 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully done version of classic Pooh stories and poems.

I love all things Pooh and this is the most beautiful and complete version of the classic Pooh tales and poems I've seen.I highly recommend it to anyone who shares my love of Pooh.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Super Baby-shower Gift
If you loved any of the original Winnie-The-Pooh stories or poems, then this volume is for you -- or for the next generation coming up!This is a lovely, hefty volume:all the stories and poems, well-bound, with the original illustrations. . . but this time they're in COLOR!(I don't know about you, but in my books as a kid, the illustrations were in pen-and-ink.)The print is plenty big, so you can read it easily with a child (or two) on your lap, without your glasses!I've given this book to several moms-to-be at baby showers and always gotten rave reviews, but if you have young grandkids who visit from time to time, you might want to buy this for yourself, so you can share very special memories with them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great first novel for a pre-schooler.
I'm sharing this review with the intention of being particularly helpful to parents of toddlers and preschoolers.I found that having a very young child with the attention span to sit through chapters of a novel left me scrambling a bit to find novels that were appropriate in theme and content for her age.I am reviewing each novel we have read or tried in the hopes of being helpful to other parents in the same situation.

We read Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne in this collected volume, moving from one book right into the next until we'd completed the entire volume. This was a great beginning for us because it is a glossy-paged, color illustrated version. Moving into novels from picture books is a transition, so having pictures in full color was still very much expected by my daughter when we started reading this at two and a half years old. The edition is something of a monster, a heavy lap book, but it was well-suited for bed-time. Well, with the exception of the extremely long chapters - you'll definitely need to start the bedtime routine early. But another thing that makes this book an ideal transition book is the fact that each chapter is a self-contained story. You can read any of the chapters in any order without upsetting the plot line of the novel (as there really isn't one). This is good because Meridian was accustomed to picture book length stories that move through a plot line in a relatively short period of time. This way you can read a story as a chapter, but still have the continuation of the larger work to introduce the idea of reading longer works of fiction.

The material was the perfect transition into novels in it's fantastical tour of the imagination through the eyes of stuffed animals come to life. At this time I don't think my daughter really got the concept that these were all just imaginary stories going on in the head of Christopher Robin as he played with his toys. To her Tigger, Pooh, Piglet and friends were almost more real than Christopher Robin who comes and goes from time to time. It's neat to think that when she rereads these stories in a few years, she'll discover a whole new layer. I don't think we could have found a better match for the level of suspense needed than we did. Though we're now reading books that are far more suspenseful than these are, it was perfect to start out with these gentle stories which so expertly navigate young readers through the concept of emotional characters (gloomy Eyeore, grouchy Rabbit, cheerful Piglet, etc). At her age, my daughter was just beginning to really explore emotion and give name to it. Seeing it in characters on the page could have been overwhelming, but Milne doesn't over-do it. He really understands that what constitutes catastrophe to young readers need only be something as small as a balloon popping prematurely. In fact, the only edit I did in the entire course of reading the book was to eliminate the part where Christopher Robin used a gun to pop a balloon. We don't do guns as toys, and it was easy enough for me to have him throw a rock. But now, so many months after completing these and so many books later, I can say what value there is in having a book you can just read from the page without having to worry about acquisition of inappropriate language or attitudes. ... Read more


8. The Red House Mystery
by A. A. Milne
Paperback: 122 Pages (2010-03-06)
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Asin: 1153718707
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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*****
The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Fiction; Mystery and detective stories; Fiction / Mystery ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very Satisfying Locked-Room Mystery
I was a little skeptical about Milne's ability to turn out a good book in a genre so different from his wise Pooh whimsies. I became especially skeptical after learning that this was to be Milne's one-and-only foray into the field of mystery-writing. So he wouldn't have a chance to practice his aim, to practice pulling the trigger without jerking. However as it turns out, Milne hits the bulls-eye dead-center on this one try.

In his introduction to this edition, Milne sets forth what he considers the criteria for a classic mystery - and he meets all those criteria in this engaging, quintessentially British drawing-room murder.

Although written in 1922, "The Red House" has a timeless quality. However, aside from being gently low-key, there is one other sense in which the story does depart from what's popular for most modern murders. Milne says that in order to be a classic, a mystery must feature an amateur detective, and this amateur must reach his conclusions by pure logic - leaving any "microscopes (and such) at home." The detective should only have access to information that the readers might also possess in their everyday, commonsense occupations. So no CSI-like reliance on the arcane habits of blowflies.

The breezy bachelor detective, who serendipitously arrives at the house-party just moments after the murder - reaches his conclusions by way of simple mental re-enactments. When he espies something a shade unusual, he traces back and thinks of all the scenarios that could have led to that particular configuration of things and events. Why is a man's collar tossed by itself in a downstairs hamper? Why are the books in the manor-house library arranged in that slightly inconvenient way?

When Antony Gillingham and his chosen Watson sidekick arrive at the junction where all these different re-imagined scenarios intersect - they have their motive - their means - and their killer.

There are only a limited number of suspects here, so you won't be faced with having to memorize a long list of characters. This makes for an easy, but very satisfying read. This is a book every mystery-story fan should have in his or her permanent library - along, of course, with that dead body sprawled on the rug.

4-0 out of 5 stars "He had forgotten golf and all the other things which had made up his world lately. This was the real thing. This was life."
(3.5 stars) It's great fun reading a murder mystery by the author of the Winnie the Pooh. Set at Red House, the country home of Mark Ablett, the novel opens on a party weekend, with most of the houseguests away from the house playing golf or tennis. Ablett has just received a letter from his brother Robert, who has been living in Australia for the past fifteen years, and "when a gentleman goes to Australia, of course, he has his reasons..." Robert, the family embarrassment, intends to visit Mark that afternoon. Shortly after Robert's arrival, shots are heard inside Mark's locked office.

By coincidence, Antony Gillingham has just arrived at the house to visit with his friend Bill Beverley, who is a guest at Red House. When Antony hears the shots and learns that the office is locked, he and Matthew Cayley, Mark's distant cousin who acts as his secretary, rush around to the back of the house to peer in the window, where they see the prone body of Mark Ablett. Antony, always looking for exciting new activities to occupy the times that he is not traveling, teams up with Bill Beverley, who has been away from the house at the time of the murder, to try to catch the killer.

A typical "locked room mystery," the novel features characters who may not be all they seem to be, acting for mysterious motives, which range from love to revenge. Servants overhear bits of conversation which offer clues. The discovery of a secret passage, the appearance of a ghost, and a convenient lake to hide evidence all become part of the plot, which is more cerebral than action-packed. Antony's photographic memory aids him in getting at the truth about the murder, well before the local constabulary.

Written in 1922, before Winnie the Pooh was even "born," the book was a gift for Milne's father, a retired headmaster who loved mysteries. Milne had written twelve plays, at this point in his life, and that background serves him in good stead here, as the book has the feel of a long play, depending more on dialogue than on action, and featuring many of the clichés of locked room mysteries. Avoiding the need for difficult transitions between scenes, Milne often addresses the reader directly to offer information, an awkward conceit which keeps the reader at a distance. At one point, Bill Beverley affectionately teases Antony Gillingham. "Silly old ass," he chides, reminding the reader instantly of the "silly old bear" who will make his debut in just four years. n Mary Whipple

Winnie the Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition
Now We Are Six Deluxe Edition
Sunny Side: Short Stories and Poems for Proper Grown-Ups
First Plays of A A Milne (Dodo Press)
Second Plays by A. A. Milne

3-0 out of 5 stars A fairly average British mystery
The Red House Mystery is an amateur detective story written by the author of the Winnie the Pooh books.Milne wrote his only novel for his father, an avid reader of mysteries.Could the children's book author really write an entertaining mystery?Not especially.

Set in an English country house, the story begins by introducing the owner, Mark, having breakfast with his guests while complaining about a later meeting to be had with his estranged brother, Robert.Once the guests leave to play golf for the day, Anthony, a friend of one of the guests, wanders up to the house to discover Robert dead and Mark nowhere to be found.Anthony and his friend, Bill, one of the guests, take it upon themselves to investigate the mystery.

Antony is Sherlock Holmes-light; he shares some qualities with the famous sleuth (and even refers to his sidekick as "my Watson"), but he fails to really distinguish himself, hovering in Holmes' shadow.He knows he has a similar role; he just doesn't pull it off as masterly.After all, he's just playing detective for a little bit of adventure.The mystery itself seems intriguing initially, but the solving of it is pretty uninteresting.Antony makes some smart deductions along the way, but they're more tedious than exciting to read about.The stock characters added nothing except for Mark's cousin, whose interests aren't explained till the end.And once the mystery gets solved (in a rather cliche manner), there's little satisfaction to be had.Antony and Bill are just having fun with their first chance to solve a murder mystery, but the plot and simple style fail to convey their fun, nor do they present anything that hasn't already been done.

5-0 out of 5 stars A DELIGHTFUL MYSTERY
NOT REALLY A REVIEW JUST A VOTE FOR THIS DELIGHTFUL BOOK. THOSE WHO LOVE ENGLISH MYSTERIES WILL LIKE THIS.

3-0 out of 5 stars The Red Mystery
The Red House Mystery by A.A Milne was a mystery set in the late 1900's.The story was about a lady named Miss Stevens in the red house.There is a man or a woman that is killing people, so the public has to try and figure out who did it, when and how.This is probably one of the best mystery stories I have ever read.This book really had a lot of suspense and surprising points.I think you'll be very shocked about what happens at the end.I recommend this book to whoever likes mysteries or who is at a high school level. ... Read more


9. The Heart of Listening: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work: Anatomy, Technique, Transcendence, Volume 2 (Heart of Listening Vol. 2)
by Hugh Milne
Paperback: 344 Pages (1998-07-07)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Originally published as a single volume, The Heart of Listening has been re-issued as two separate volumes because of public demand for a more concise, portable edition. Milne, a third generation Scottish osteopath, begins by explaining the visionary approach to healing, and how it may be applied to the realm of craniosacral work. In the second volume, Milne details the anatomy, physiology, energetics, and techniques that are the essential core of visionary craniosacral work. His particular genius lies in his ability to weave a delicate tapestry of narrative, poetry, and scientific fact into a fascinating and insightful exposition of the visionary healing arts. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Craniosacral work
The bible if you want to learn the craniosacral visionary work. Lots of ditail, very complicate but also good tips.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
Hugh Milne's 2 vol. set combines poetry, art, and technique in the field of Craniosacral Therapy. Great insight to the therapist's process, as well as, the client. It goes beyond the technical to the artful and creative process of being with your client, as you help their body heal itself. Not only beautiful, and inspiring, but deals, in detail, with the technical aspects of craniosacral work. It is a definite "must" in the library of the body worker who wants to go beyond the ordinary.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not the Definitive Text I wanted...
After reading Elsa Cort's reviews of this text, I was hoping this would be the "definitive text" for CranioSacral Therapy for me that it was for her.Unfortunately, this text added little to my previous studies.Having studied cranial work from the Cranial Academy and CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute, this text did little to expand my knowledge.For my money, there are better books in the market.

5-0 out of 5 stars definitive source for craniosacral work
Milne's two-volume text is superb and comprehensive in scope.It describes, in detail, the anatomy, physiology, and energetics of the craniosacral system.Volume One offers Milne's visionary approach to the practice of craniosacral therapy, drawing from an intelligent, diverse collection of energy work, including the dreambody work of Arnold Mindell, Eastern meditative practices, Indigenous shamanic traditions, as well as the genius discoveries by William Garner Sutherland, the patriarch of craniosacral work, and many other organic sources.Volume Two is the most complete list of craniosacral techniques in print, giving clearly written descriptions for each technique, along with technically accurate photographs.The Heart of Listening is clearly the best text for practitioners who want to expand and deepen the healing process with their clients.Volume One is also a good tool for all bodyworkers and psychotherapists, not just craniosacral therapists.The only thing that surpasses this book is the curriculum provided by the Milne Institute itself, offering excellent classes, each of which is Visionary Craniosacral Work in action.Milne describes the work as "sculpting the conscious medium" and this book is a sculpted conscious work of art.It is a valuable book to read and digest again and again, over a long period of time, savoring its wisdom and depth of experience.

1-0 out of 5 stars been there already
milne's work is good. if i didn't know of upledger's CST i'd love it.

instead, i'd recommend the source: upledger's craniosacral therapy.

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10. Diaries, 1942-1954: v. 1
by Michael Bloch, James Lees-Milne
Paperback: 512 Pages (2007-10-04)
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James Lees-Milne (1908--97) made his name as the country house expert of the National Trust and for being a versatile author. But he is now best known for the remarkable diary he kept for most of his adult life, which has been compared with that of Samuel Pepys and hailed as 'a treasure of contemporary English literature'. The first of three, this volume covers its first dozen years, beginning with his return to work for the National Trust during the Second World War, and ending with his tempestuous marriage to the exotic Alvilde Chaplin. The diary vividly portrays the hectic social life of London during the Blitz, when in the intervals between struggling to save a disintegrating architectural heritage he enjoys a dizzying variety of romantic experiences with both sexes. His descriptions of visits to harassed country-house owners are as perceptive as they are hilarious. With the war's end, the mood changes as he portrays a world of gloom and austerity. He shares the prevailing pessimism, yet during these years arranges the transfer of some of England's loveliest houses to the safe keeping of the National Trust.Finally he escapes from England to live on the Continent with his beautiful paramour, yet remains restless and dissatisfied. The diaries of James Lees-Milne were originally published in twelve volumes between 1975 and 2005. Michael Bloch, James Lees-Milne's literary executor and editor of the last five volumes of the complete work, has produced this skilful compilation from the first five volumes -- including interesting new material omitted from the original publications. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This diary, kept as the author worked for the National Trust in England during the Second World War, is a compulsive read, even for an American unfamiliar with many of the persons mentioned.Ihighly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Days Go By
A well written record of an intelligent and socially connected Englishman during and sometime after the last World War.

Anyone who has an interest in the great country houses of England and the society that attended them should read this fine book and its two companion volumes.

The illuminating sketches that capture fleeting moments with such people as G.B. Shaw, Bernard Berenson, and Winston Churchill are estimable.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Diary Addict's Delight
James Lees-Milne, like that other revered diarist from the mid-twentieth-century, Harold Nicolson (who was his friend), has come to be viewed as, if not one of the greatest British diarists of all times, then, certainly, as one of the wittiest and most entertaining.Unlike, Nicolson, though, Lees-Milne lived into the 'nineties.This volume is the reprint of his first diaries and is full to bursting with colorful anecdotes.Here's a sample:"Lord Esher is restless during weekends.Likes to talk.Never reads.Nevertheless is bubbling with fun and jokes; counting the cakes on the tea-table and calculating how many he may eat, and then gorging.Never walks a yard, saying we should hold Sir Edgar Bonham Carter, who was a rugger blue and is now a cripple, as a warning not on any account to take exercise.Says he would rather remain in England and be atom-bombed into a jelly than emigrate to the colonies, blaze trails through the bushvelt and be eaten by scorpions."

Now some of you may wonder how you missed seeing the publication of this book.Simple.You live in the literary backwater of the United States and no publisher chose to pick it up.If you had bought it from amazon.uk you would have been in luck.I highly recommend checking out amazon's sister website across the pond.There's a number of great books featured there, like this one, which are simply not available in the United States. ... Read more


11. The Sunny Side: Short Stories and Poems for Proper Grown-Ups
by A.a. Milne
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2007-07-01)
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From the beloved creator of Winnie-the-Pooh comes an irresistible collection of short stories guaranteed to delight readers of all ages.

Drawing from a collection of stories originally published in 1921 and chosen exclusively by the author himself, The Sunny Side gathers the best short works by the inimitable A. A. Milne. Written for the satire magazine Punch, these brief stories and essays perfectly capture Milne's sly humor, beguiling social insight, and scathing wit. From "Odd Verses" to "War Sketches," "Summer Days" to "Men of Letters," Milne takes his readers from the stiff British drawing room to the irreverent joy of a boy's day at the beach. Ideal for curling up with in the hammock or stretching out by the fire, these tales shine brightly any day of the year.

Complete with a series of whimsical illustrations, The Sunny Side offers the perfect chance to rediscover this forgotten classic by one of our most cherished authors.

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Sunny Side is full of Sunshine
I was not aware that A.A. Milne also wrote for adult readers. This collection of short stories and poems are delightful and witty. This book is very enjoyable reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars A treat for the reader!
This was an unexpected bonus. Milne's adult fiction has the same tongue in cheek humor as his more famous children's works. What fun!

4-0 out of 5 stars Delightfully light
This book is not a "Winne the Pooh book" but it is, none the less, distinctively Milne.Although it is light in many ways a reader could also have discussions regarding the poems and short stories found within its pages.

A down side to this work is that it introduces American readers, at least, to characters to whom they are unfamiliar and have little hope of connecting to because many of the short-stories are taken from a British magazine which published them as a series.The "serious" fan of Milne may find themselves wanting more connection than they find within this book.Still it is a wonderful read and a necessity for any Milne fan.Good for quick reads and relaxation The Sunny Side will not fail to delight the reader.

On a technical note the way in which the book is printed (the hardback edition) is reminiscent of chapbooks, and gives the work a pre-worn feeling while still preserving its quality.The packaging only adds to the works charm.

3-0 out of 5 stars Easy read
Not what you would expect from A.A. Milne here in the US ( we being so"Pooh"ised).It was and easy read and some of the stories were comical.For the most part, this is not a book you would just sit and read. It would be more fora sunny day in the hammock, where if you fall a sleep, nothing is lost.

5-0 out of 5 stars A delightful little book
If the reader is looking for something like "Winnie the Pooh", this book is not for him/her--unless s/he sees characters such as Owl and Rabbit as satirical portrayals. But the stories and poems contained in this book are delightful, light, satirical pieces, especially lampooning those who might seriously consider themselves to be "proper grown-ups". The stories and poems themselves are short, so the book can be picked up, read for a few minutes, and set down easily. It's a nice little diversion, especially from a world that tends to take itself much too seriously. ... Read more


12. Diaries, 1984-1997
by James Lees-Milne, Michael Bloch
Paperback: 544 Pages (2009-07-23)
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James Lees-Milne (1908-1997) was a noted expert on the English country house and perhaps the greatest British diarist of the 20th century. Funny, indiscreet, candid, touching, and sharply observed, his journals reveal a fascinating personality and hold up a mirror to historical events large and small. Despite advancing years, James Lees-Milne's descriptions of the people he meets, the houses he visits, and country life on the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton estate are sharper than ever. He continues to enjoy a wide variety of experiences and vividly recaptures a weekend at Chatsworth, a monastic retreat, a journey in a helicopter, an encounter with Mick Jagger, and an intimate lunch with the Prince of Wales. As the grand old man of country house conservation, he becomes a media celebrity, but declines a CBE and refuses to be photographed by Lord Snowdon. In old age, he draws close to his formidable wife Alvilde, whose death in 1994 both shatters and liberates him, but he remains emotionally interested in members of his own sex. As always, he is a penetrating commentator on the times. A tour of the Cotswolds makes him ruefully aware of the yuppie trends of the Thatcher era, while he predicts that the victory of New Labour will herald a descent into American-style vulgarity and yob culture.Witty, waspish, poignant, and self-revealing, James Lees-Milnes last diaries contain as much to delight as the first, and confirm his reputation as one of the 20th century's great English diarists.

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5-0 out of 5 stars An English Gentleman
Nicely edited diaries covering the later life of one amongst the social and artistic elite of England. An excellent writer, James Lees-Milne lived to see a modern era that, in turns, both bemused and horrified him.

Readers interested in old country houses; gardens; upper-crust social conventions; the royals (especially Prince Charles); the Mitford sisters; Mick Jagger (!); and clear sparkling prose should buy this book.

How many people aged ninety (or at any age) can describe a frail elderly person so: "[He] like a feather. Or like a crisp old leaf, that's what he is, bent and hollow in the middle as he scuttles like a crab upstairs."
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13. Sweet Misfortune: A Novel
by Kevin Alan Milne
Paperback: 288 Pages (2010-06-10)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Sophie owns a chocolate shop where she sells Misfortune Cookies-dipped in bitter chocolate they contain messages she handwrites each day such as "Your car seems fine now, but just wait...it will eventually be a source of frustration and unexpected delay."What starts as a gimmick, turns into a surprise hit with customers. But when her ex-fiancée moves back to their small Washington town, he is surprised at how bitter and unhappy Sophie has become. He proposes a bet--she must place an ad in the paper that simply states "Wanted: Happiness." If at least 100 people respond, proving happiness isn't a myth, she agrees to a date with him. If not, he'll leave her alone forever. Sophie is convinced she'll win, but fate has other ideas when a reporter at the paper is intrigued by the ad as a story and posts it in newspapers across the country. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Too Sweet
I read this book and yet if you asked me anything special about it, I would not have one word to say.It was fair, but as other have stated I was bored and forced myself to finish it.

The story lacked depth and really was very un-believable.I have no idea where the 5 star reviews came from, but if you want a fairytale that is clean, this is for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Book review
I was extremely pleased with my purchase of the book Sweet Misfortunes.This was my first experience dealing with Amazon, and I was quite pleased at how quick I received my order.It was wrapped in paper and looked like I just got it from the book store.Thank you so much, I will definitely do business with Amazon again!

4-0 out of 5 stars good book, good condition
The hardcover book was in extremely good condition with the exception of a small spot on the jacket.The book itself was in great condition and arrived in a very reasonable amount of time, much less than I was expecting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Addictive
Sophie blames herself for the wreck that took her parents' lives.Twenty years later, she still blames herself.What she does not know is that there are several other people who also blame themselves.
Sophie was engaged to Garrett.He abruptly called it off.Sophie is determined that life is nothing but a series of heartaches.She owns a chocolate shop.Coincidentally, her signature candy is misfortune cookies.
Guilt can be a heavy burden to carry.Sophie learns to let it go.She learns to embrace happiness.In the meantime, maybe her heart will learn to love again.
The beginning pages were uninteresting, but the book became addictive.It is a quick read that you will want to recommend to your friends.

3-0 out of 5 stars Sweet little book, but not very compelling
This wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't a great book. I had to force myself to finish reading it.

Sophie is the main character. She owns a specialty chocolate shop. Her love of chocolate goes back to a childhood marked by a terribly tragic car accident where her parents and grandmother are all killed in a car accident - Sophie is the loan survivor. She suffers tremendous guilt into adulthood, believing that the accident was her fault.

An old flame, Garrett, a man she was engaged to who left her just before they were due to be married, walks back into her life. She wants nothing to do with him. He wants to explain why he took off on her when he did, but in true dramatic fashion, we instead are treated to her challenge that she will listen to him and go on one date if there are 100 responses to an ad she tells him to create. This felt a bit contrived.

This wasn't a horrible book. It was just a bit dull at times. I had to force myself to finish it. And, though there were some enjoyable parts, it was ultimately not worth reading in the end.
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14. When We Were Very Young Deluxe Edition
by A. A. Milne
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2009-09-03)
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When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition and The House At Pooh Corner, these beautiful books feature a ribbon bookmark, a specially designed jacket with metallic ink and a peep-through window to the fullcolor case, and full-color artwork on cream-colored stock. The imaginative charm that has made Pooh the world’s most famous bear pervades the pages of Milne’s poetry, and Ernest H. Shepard’s witty and loving illustrations enhance these truly delightful gift editions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Edition!
I bought this book for my baby niece to give to her on her 13th birthday (at the same time I give her all the newspapers and magazines I bought for her on the day she was born) Goes perfectly with my theme -- the day she was born is, in fact, when she was VERY young.The fact that this is a classic and a beautiful book helps too :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Remembered pleasure
I bought the book as an Easter gift for my Grand-daughter, Natalie.My own children had it and we all enjoyed the poems so much that we can still recite them all these years later.I think it is an essential part of any child's library.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Book to Give to Others
This is absolutly my favorite childrens poetry book and therefore, my favorite baby gift.And while I prefer to track down and give out antique copies, this is a spectacular new version and I love how the images now pop off the page with the slightly colored paper as a background.Be sure to read "Disobedience" my favorite poem EVER!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
A.A. Milne's poems were a childhood favorite of mine,of my kids, and now a new generation!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hey, it's AA Milne.What can you say?
My mother taught me most of these; I taught them to my children.I bought these as a gift for one of my grandchildren.What else is there to say?Classics. ... Read more


15. The Message of John (Bible Speaks Today)
by Bruce Milne
Paperback: 352 Pages (1993-07-27)
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This is an exposition on the Gospel of John by Bruce Milne and is prt of The Bible Speaks Today Series, edited by J.A. Motyer and John R.W. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Clear, concise, and well edited---a solid Reformed Bible commentary
The Bible Speaks Today (BST) commentary series is an extremely good Bible resource.Under the editing supervision of J.A. Motyer (Old Testament) and John Stott (New Testament), the BST yields consistently high quality expository writing, tight exegesis, and sound Reformed Evangelical theology in a very easy to read format. Bruce Milne's commentary on the Gospel of John is a wonderful example of those features and I highly recommend it and other books in this series.

Milne is an organized author who expounds Scriptural passages with clear and concise commentary that never gets bogged down in technical analysis.His outline supports but never overwhelms the commentary, and the commentary never outruns the Biblical passage. Milne uses topic sentences to summarize key points in a verse or passage and lets his commentary flow from those leads.He is careful to weave his commentary into a narrative that follows the movement in John's gospel.Authors in other Bible commentary sets often touch upon a verse and then go far afield in an excursus that never really coheres with the passage.Still other authors tend to lose the reader in the exegetical weeds.With all that meandering, it's difficult for the reader to mentally summarize the key theological points of the section he has just read."I just read three pages of commentary but what did I learn?"In contrast, Milne, and other BST authors, really excel at writing Reformed commentary that is both meaty and memorable.The editors do a remarkable job in delivering a series of Reformed theological commentary that can be truly characterized as "page-turners".

I would like to add one final recommendation.The BST has recently introduced a new series, "The Bible Speaks Today Theme Series", which is devoted to surveying major Biblical topics.This series really highlights the strengths of the BST editors--tight, coherent, readable commentary from solid Reformed theologians.Some "Message of" selections include "The Message of the Holy Spirit", "...Creation", ...Trinity", "...Resurrection", and "...Salvation".My favorite book in this series is entitled "The Message of Evil & Suffering" by Peter Hicks.The Message of Evil & Suffering: Light into Darkness (Bible Speaks Today)If you like Milne's book, you'll love this series as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Intellectually Satisfying Exposition, not Commentary
Bruce Milne: The Message of John. Here is Your King! With Study Guide. Leicester, England, and Downers Grove, Illinois: Inter-Varsity Press 1993 (with frequent reprintings), 352 pages.

This is, of course, not a commentary in the classic sense of the word, it is an "exposition", meaning that scholarly work on the text, while not entirely precluded, takes a backseat, allowing the author to draw out the meaning of the text both for its first century readers and for today's interested Christian (or for anybody else, for that matter). Bruce Milne offers an unusually solid text which is both intellectually satisfying and spiritually stimulating. He cleverly analyzes the text and often offers a series of sub-titles which could form the basis of an expository sermon. Anyone reading this book will become acquainted not only with John's Gospel per se, but also with the very woof and fabric of primitive Christianity as understood by evangelicals worldwide today. Milne follows the text section by section, often word by word, and often quotes the opinions of his expository predecessors to back up what he has to say; he is obviously well-read and does not limit his source-material to books by the like-minded. His treatment both of the prologue and of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus (and the resurrection) are particularly thorough and deserve much more than peremptory perusal. For leaders of home Bible Studies, this is quite an invaluable study guide, one which I have enjoyed reading a couple of times in addition to William Hendriksen's rather weightier commentary (New Testament Commentary Exposition of the Gospel According to John: Two Volumes Complete in One).

5-0 out of 5 stars Oustanding commentary
I read commentaries voraciously.Some read biographies....some read lots of application books.My favorite by far are commentaries.I've read literallydozens and dozens of them.

This is by far THE best commentary I have read on a Gospel book.I looked thru this book to find what seminary or college he teaches at.Wouldn't you know it.... he is "just" a humble pastor of a church!!Very scholarly and yet also very warm and pastoral.

Highly recommended.(also...James Montgomery Boice also highly recommended).

5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Commentary at a Good Price
For those looking for a non-technical, yet cogent and informative exposition of the fourth gospel, you would do well to purchase this title.Milne was asked by Editor John R.W. Stott to keep in mind 'the hard-pressed pastor' when writing this commentary.Thusly, an eye towards application and sermon preparation is seen throughout this commentary.Further, the study guide in the back of the book is useful for either group study, or personal reflection as you mine the depths of John's gospel.

I award this commentary five stars for reaching its intended purpose in an excellent manner.For anyone looking for a helpful guide as you read the gospel of John, this book is highly recommended. ... Read more


16. Diaries, 1971-1983
by James Lees-Milne
Paperback: 494 Pages (2008-07-24)
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James Lees-Milne (1908–1997) was a noted expert on the English country house and perhaps the greatest British diarist of the 20th century. Funny, indiscreet, candid, touching, and sharply observed, his journals reveal a fascinating personality and hold up a mirror to historical events large and small. This abridged volume covers Lees-Milne’s life during his sixties and early seventies, when he was living in Gloucestershire with his formidable wife Alvilde. The vicissitudes of a writer's lot are vividly portrayed, and the merry-go-round of life on the Badminton estate of the eccentric Duke of Beaufort is charmingly illustrated, as are various meetings with many friends new and old. Visible throughout this unique collection are Lees-Milne’s most remarkably poignant own feelings of joy, regret, frustration, amusement, and love.

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5-0 out of 5 stars An English Life
I found this middle book of the three-volume set to be as good and interesting as the other two.

A most knowledgeable and sympathetic younger friend of Mr. Lees-Milne, Michael Bloch, expertly edited all three. (It is my understanding that Mr. Bloch's formal biography of James Lees-Milne will be available later this year to the public.)

If you might the enjoy good writing of one closely connected to the social and literary life of the upper, or at least educated, class in England during the years of 1971 to 1983 you would profit by reading this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read In Spite of English Emotional Repression!
I liked Mr. Lees-Milne's first collection enough to buy this collection as well.It's a pity that his marriage gave him the excuse not to publish during its first two decades (the 50s/60s).He just figured that his letters to his wife took enough of his time; hence, no diaries.
He does not use the word gay.Nor does he bother with another word, bisexual.So a reader is left in the dark when a gay person (such as L-M, himself) marries, argues, and stays married.Maybe his role model was a member of his circle, Harold Nicolson, who married a gay person (Vita Sackville-West), cheated in order to keep wp with her cheating, and coped with a gay son (who also married).
Usually, such diaries dwell on meals, appearances, connection to the Royals, and not much else.
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17. Theoretical Hydrodynamics
by L. M. Milne-Thomson
Paperback: 768 Pages (2011-01-20)
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This classic exposition of the mathematical theory of fluid motion is applicable to both hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. Based on vector methods and notation with their natural consequence in two dimensions — the complex variable — it offers more than 600 exercises and nearly 400 diagrams. Prerequisites include a knowledge of elementary calculus. 1968 edition.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Another classic fluid mechanics text
Milne-Thomson's text is a about 40 years more recent than Lamb's Hydrodynamics, and I think it is slightly superior (but only slightly).The notation is a little more compatible with that used in more modern texts, and the text, while still laid out in the "short article" format, flows a little better than Lamb's.

Milne-Thomson makes a lot of use of the complex variable and complex potential methods, which can be used only for inviscid flow problems.As a result, this book is strong in air-foil problems, conformal mapping, and high Reynolds number flows, but less strong in viscous flow regimes.There are also nice sections summarizing notation, vector identities, tensors, Gauss's theorem, Stokes's theorem, Green's theorem and many other useful mathematical tools.

4-0 out of 5 stars Important Reference
A compilation of classic results in the field. Not the book to read for an introduction to the subject but indispensable as a reference. Better than Lamb in my opinion, but if you're going to buy one you should get the other.

3-0 out of 5 stars a very good introduction to hydrodynamics
As soon as I needed to make use of this book I found how good it was at its explanantions and even for a novice in the area it was well written and clear. Somehwat old now but nonetheless a solid introduction tohydrodynamics in the tradition of Lamb. It sits well next to that beacon offluid mechanics Batchelor. ... Read more


18. The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
by A. A. Milne
Hardcover: 368 Pages (1996-10-01)
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Presents a comprehensive, unabridged collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories, accompanied by Shepard's original full-color illustrations, as well as headbands and ribbon markers, colorful bookplate, and biographies of the author and illustrator.Amazon.com Review
When Christopher Robin asks Pooh what he likes doing best in the world,Pooh says, after much thought, "What I like best in the whole world is Meand Piglet going to see You, and You saying 'What about a littlesomething?' and Me saying, 'Well, I shouldn't mind a little something,should you, Piglet,' and it being a hummy sort of day outside, and birdssinging."

Happy readers for over 70 years couldn't agree more. Pooh's status as a"Bear of Very Little Brain" belies his profoundly eternal wisdom in theways of the world. To many, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and the othersare as familiar and important as their own family members. A.A. Milne'sclassics, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, arebrought together in this beautiful edition, complete and unabridged, withrecolored illustrations by Milne's creative counterpart, Ernest H. Shepard.Join Pooh and the gang as they meet a Heffalump, help get Pooh unstuck fromRabbit's doorway, (re)build a house for Eeyore, and try to unbounce Tigger.A childhood is simply not complete without full participation in all ofPooh's adventures. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
I've always loved Winnie-the-Pooh and now that I have a little grandson who likes them too, I had to buy it for him.

5-0 out of 5 stars Leaving the Hundred Acre Wood
Yesterday, I dropped off my oldest son at his dorm room.

Yep, my first of three sons, Trey, left the "fort" (what we call our house).Some of my favorite memories are of our bedtime ritual where I would read to he and his brothers. Then I would strum guitar and we would sing songs. Back then, he was so innocent that he and his brothers thought that I could carry a tune, which I cannot; but I sang anyway. Then I'd strum a lullaby or two before going back to my work (they seldom stayed awake for a third).

There was no mother there.I'd read my medical journals, wash their school uniforms to be ready for the next day, and (here's a secret) sometimes I would read, alone, while my sons slept, more of the adventures of Christopher Robin before putting the book back on the shelf, taking a last peek at my sons, and then going to bed.

Remembering those nights brings me more joy than remembering anything that I ever did at work (and as a former ER physician I have literally saved the lives of hundreds).

One of the most magical of the books we read back then, and my favorite for a younger child, is this version of Pooh. If you only know the "Disneyfied" version, then you don't really know Pooh.Here you hear the beauty, and the rhythm, and the vocabulary of slightly antiquated British English; and you learn a sweeter and deeper understanding of the world of Pooh.

Such precious times are childhood--but not perfect times--not without pain. Children (mine own included) know the pain of divorce, death, and turmoil. But, what better can a parent do than to fight to protect the magic of childhood?

This volume will go far towards both protecting and nurturing that magic.

In the last story of the series, Christopher Robin and Pooh sit and talk about how Christopher will be leaving the Hundred Acre Wood--and not coming back. I'm not sure that I ever made it through that one with a dry eye.

So, yesterday, as I drove away from my son's college dorm, leaving him there to find his place on the globe; as I made my own way home, alone with only my memories and the highway in front of me, I gave thanks for the time he and I spent together in our Fort, there in the middle of his Hundred-Acre-Wood. I remembered the round faces of he and his brothers, which (no matter what the bully did that day) lit with laughter when we read this book and made up melodies to carry the little rhymes the animals would sing.

I drove and I remembered how 10 years ago I would look at the haunting last illustration of the book, Christopher Robin and Pooh saying goodbye, and then would look at my sons (ages 8, 6, and 4). I knew then that one day I would be left behind, like Pooh, and with joy and with pain would say goodbye as each son left to enter the future outside the Wood--a place where the father can never go.

Yesterday, that day came.

Here's a tip:Turn off your stupid iPhone and read this book to your child.

5-0 out of 5 stars Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh
I remember having this book read to me when I was little and now my cousins and nephews are big fans of Winnie the Pooh, but had only ever seen the movie. When I saw this book, I bought it at a great price and have been reading a chapter or two a day to them. They absolutely love it and look forward to reading the next part of the book. This was a great buy and I know this book will get a lot of use in my family for years to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars Winnie the Pooh
This purchase was superior. Book arrived soon after purchase, was in very excellent condition, even wraped, and price was excellent. I would recommend this company to anyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book
I've ordered this book as a Christmas gift for my three girls (ages 6, 4.5, and 3), so we've yet to read it. However, the book itself is absolutely beautiful! The book looks to be well-made... heavy, binding is nice, and it is in perfect condition. I really look forward to the girls opening this gift at Christmas time. It's so nice I myself cannot wait to read the stories. :) ... Read more


19. James Lees-Milne: The Life
by Michael Bloch
Hardcover: 416 Pages (2009-11-01)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$23.28
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Asin: 0719560349
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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James Lees-Milne (1908–1997)—known to friends as Jim—is remembered for his work for the National Trust, rescuing some of England’s greatest architectural treasures, and for the vivid and entertaining diaries which have earned him a reputation as "the 20th-century Pepys." In this long-awaited biography, Michael Bloch portrays a life rich in contradictions, in which an unassuming youth overtook more dazzling contemporaries to emerge as a leading figure in the fields of conservation and letters. It describes Jim’s bisexual love life, his tempestuous marriage to the exotic Alvilde, and his friendship with other fascinating literary figures including John Betjeman, Robert Byron, Rosamond Lehmann, and the Mitford sisters (whose brother Tom had been Jim’s great love at Eton). It depicts a man who was romantically attached to the England of his childhood and felt out of tune with his own times, but who left an enduring legacy through the  preservation of country houses and his eloquent chronicling of a dying world.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Long Awaited Biography for JLM fans
Michael Bloch's excellent biography of James Lees-Milne sorts out the facts from the fantasy in the life of the 20th century's best memoirist, and savior of so many country houses through his work beginning in WW2.I came to James Lees-Milne through his early memoir of life in London during the early years of the Second World War - and found them the most vivid recreation of that time and that place.The biography is a good read for Less-Milne fans but at best its an adjunct to the memoirs - because it lacks both the style and the wit of the man himself - which would pretty hard to do.Where the book fails for me is in sorting out the reasons for Lees-Milne's loyalty towards the fascist members of the Mitford family - childhood friends - yet traitors to England in its darkest days. It is hard to deny that Lees-Milne was a snob and often foolish in his infatuations with men and women - but in his own writings we forgive so much because of the brilliant searchlight he brings to bear upon his life - harder to not judge him when the facts of a life are spread out - even in so sympathetic and skillful a fashion as Mr. Bloch does. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever enountered the memoirs -or the books on persons and places that Lees-Milne achieved.I would have preferred more analysis of the weakness in Lees-Milne's moral structure - but I am happy to settle for the life of a man who brought an elusive charm to bear over his life and times, and left behind a priceless record of those times, while saving much of the architectural treasures of the past. ... Read more


20. Sir James Jeans: A Biography
by E.A. Milne
 Hardcover: 175 Pages (1952)

Asin: B0000CIEPZ
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