Ursa major

1st November 1996 at 00:00
For the sake of historical accuracy, we must draw your attention to a serious error.

While we may celebrate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Winnie the Pooh's biography in 1996, it is not his seventieth birthday (TES, October 18).

Pooh's close friend, Christopher Robin, states quite clearly in his autobiography, The Enchanted Places, that Pooh was the oldest of his companions and was "only a year younger than I was". That would make Pooh 74 years old, as Christopher Robin was born in 1921.

MARIANNE SCHEER BARRY SCHEER co King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry Caldecott Road London SE5

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