Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The story of how Winnie the Pooh was inspired by a real bear – in pictures
In 1914 Harry Colebourn, a vet on his way to tend horses in the first world war, rescued a baby bear and named her Winnie. A remarkable friendship began and a journey from the fields of Canada to an army base in England and finally to London Zoo, where Winnie made another friend - a boy named Christopher Robin… Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter, Lindsay Mattick tells the story