When Sarah Marie and John Vince Milne bought their youngest son into the world, Alan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne) they had no idea he would grow to be one of the greatest children's story tellers...  Alan Alexandra Milne (Alan) born January 18th, 1882 was bought up in London in his father's School, Henley House, with his brothers David Barrett Milne and Kenneth John Milne. While studying there he found inspiration in one of his teachers, H.G. Wells, who himself would go on to be a famous writer and a close friend to alan.

Henley House was a school that stood on the site of the current Remsted House, Mortimer Crescent, Kilburn NW6.  A plaque was be placed on the building on the afternoon of Monday 11th October 2010.  Residents were invited to come along at 4pm when AA Milne’s grand-daughter Clare Milne unveilled the plaque.


In 1905 Alan produced his first book "Lovers in London" which proved to be a failure, to his dismay he bought back the copyright for £5 to prevent a re-print when he was a more famous writer. From there he took a job at "Punch" becoming assistant editor.

Meanwhile he started to write his second book "The Days Play", Alan married Dorothy De Selincourt in 1913. AA Milne produced many plays including Mr Pim Passes by, The Lucky One, The Dover Road, The Romantic age but his fame was established by his children's book entitled "When We Were Young" published in 1924.

From there "Winnie The Pooh" was written and from there he wrote "The House at Pooh Corner" Alan claimed this would be his last book. Alan realized that writing was his dream and in 1929 wrote "Toad of Toad Hall" based on the story told by Kenneth Grahames "The Wind in the Willows". The last book Alan published was "Year in, Year out" in 1952 which proved to be a great success. He died in 1956.