A 1983 entry from Alan Bennett’s diaries:

Recording The House at Pooh Corner for Radio 4. One story ends,

“Tigger is all right, really” said Piglet lazily. “Of course he is,” said Christopher Robin. “Everybody is really,” said Pooh.

The true voice of England in the thirties.

Cf. AB’s comment on Jan Palach.

And an entry from 1986:

Read Winnie the Pooh to an audience of children at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn. Many have never been in a theatre before. I battle against the crying of babies and the shouts of toddlers and ened up screaming and shouting myself hoarse. It is Winnie the Pooh as read by Dr Goebbels.

For A.A. Milne himself reading from Winnie the Pooh, click here. For international perspectives, click here; and for another evocative early recording, here.

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