Letter: Price of Pooh

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Price of Pooh

Sir: There is a simple and rather heart-warming reply to Philip Stott's observation (letter, 14 July) on the relative value of an E H Shepard drawing and an original Maillol drawing or Bonnard lithograph, namely that A A Milne's creation has touched the lives of many more people in a much deeper way than any stuffy and precious work of art, however good.

I am rather pleased to see evidence that we have out priorities right. You may keep your etchings; I and many others will be happy to live with many childhood memories of a boy and his bear. Long live Pooh!

CHRISTOPHER J SHORE

Cambridge

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