dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #746
mechagodscylla at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 11 21:38:11 EST 2003
> > I read that Christopher Milne was so mortified by his depiction in his
> > father's books that he spent his life trying to be extra manly and
>died early and
> > tragically as a result... or was that the boy 'Little Lord Fauntleroy'
> > based on? Perhaps they both did it.
>Christopher Robin Milne died fairly recently at a fairly respectable age.
>Vivien Burnett lived to be a fairly old man (and bald as well). Never heard
>any particulary "macho" exploits of either. Vivien's older brother however
>in adolescence, of tuberculosis. That may be where the confusion may lie.
I've been thinking it must have been the boy who was inspiration for Peter
Pan. I've forgotten everything about this, except that I seem to think I
heard he jumped off a bridge, and even the headlines on his suicide
consisted of an annoying Peter Pan reference.
Or I could be wrong....
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