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If I May

A. A. Milne

Book Overview: 

'If I May' is a collection of short essays on desultory subjects that first appeared in The Sphere, The Outlook, The Daily News, The Sunday Express (London) and Vanity Fair (New York). These essays display Milne's vivid imagination and literary ability to elaborate on almost any subject in an engaging manner. Milne's literary style and humor - often self deprecatory - endear him to modern readers as well - Summary by Wikipedia

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .milestone, topples headlong into the underground river, and is swept back to the starting-point again.

A great game. But our edition of it went to some hospital during the war, and I fear now that I shall never play it again. Yet I scan the papers eagerly, hoping for some announcement of it. Not this actual game, of course, but some version of it; some “Christmas novelty,” in which, perhaps, the princes are called knights, but the laughter remains the same.

The Mathematical Mind

My daily paper just now is full of mathematical difficulties, submitted by its readers for the amusement of one of its staff. Every morning he appeals to us for assistance in solving tricky little problems about pints of water and herrings and rectangular fields. The magic number “9” has a great fascination for him. It is terri. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Short mostly funny essays by Milne reprinted from various publications he wrote for -- the sort of light 'occasional piece' that was common in magazines in the early 20th century. All together they're a bit much of a muchness, but so long as I space them out some, they are nice comfortable reading f

Ļoti absolūti briesmīgi smieklīga!

Recommended. Highlights for me included the last piece, Secret Papers, and The Record Lie, State Lotteries, and for Wordlers this year of our Lord 2022, A Lost Masterpiece.

Much the in the same vein as the book of essays I read by Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame, this is a book of short essays by A.A.Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh. While Grahame's essays were longer & filled with incomprehensible Latin & French as well as sometimes strange subjects & s

Here, the creator of Winnie the Pooh writes short essays on things that, well, can be a bother.

His takes on such things as not understanding the stock market, having mail misdelivered to former occupants and the first fire of the autumn reminds me of Seinfield--all observations true, things everyon

Very enjoyable in small doses, but maybe just a little too privileged to be comfortable.

If I May é uma colecção de ensaios de A. A. Milne (o famoso autor do Winnie the Pooh). É assim uma espécie de Os Meus Problemas de Miguel Esteves Cardoso, mas se ele fosse um cavalheiro do séc.XX. Tive o privilégio de os ler (em formato ebook) graças ao maravilhoso trabalho da equipa do Projecto Gut

This collection of humorous short essays has its bright sparks, such as 'The Case for the Artist,' 'The Largest Circulation' and 'The Honour of your Country.' This Milne fellow had a sense of humour for sure, but some of the pieces here were a bit under developed, difficult to trudge through and did

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