dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #746

mecha godscylla 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' 
>was
> > based on? Perhaps they both did it.
> >
>
JOdel:

>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 
>of
>any particulary "macho" exploits of either. Vivien's older brother however 
>died
>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....

Elise

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