Alan Alexander Milne was born in 1882 in Scotland. He soon moved to England, where his father used to work as schoolmaster. He was taught by H.G.Wells, among other teachers. After he had finished his schooling, he began his career as a writer in London and in 1918 he published his first book, When We Were Very Young. In 1920 his son, Christopher Robin, was born and Alan decided to write a story about Christopher Robin's nursery toys, entitled Winnie-the-Pooh. Later on, The House at Pooh Corner, which was to be the last of the series, became a best-seller.