The drawing by E.H Shepard of Winnie the Pooh, as the bear plays "Poohsticks" with Piglet and Christopher Robin, one of the most famous images, which is expected to fetch more than £100,000 at auction.

The drawing by E.H Shepard of Winnie the Pooh,

Today in National Winnie-the- Pooh day and in honor of the English author we have a lovely drawing (above ) and a photo of the real Hundred Acre Wood which was the inspiration for Christopher Robin’s playground. In real life, it’s located in Sussex and is known as Ashdown Forest, a 5,000-acre wood  about 30 miles south of London. In fact, many of the E.H. Shepard’s drawings for the Winnie-the-Pooh mimic the picturesque heathlands of Ashdown.

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In honor of his birthday, there’s a new book, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh by Kathryn Aalto with photos of the places Robin, and Winnie and Owl might have explored, along with photos of the verdant Sussex country-side and some of the sketches from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. A lovely walk down memory lane.

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