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David Benedictus

Author of Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, the First Authorized Sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh


David Benedictus is the author of Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, the first authorized sequel to A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner. Benedictus has also adapted and produced audio adaptations of Winnie-the-Pooh starring Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry and Jane Horrocks.

His second novel, You’re a Big Boy Now, was filmed by Francis Ford Coppola. He has worked as assistant to Trevor Nunn at the Royal Shakespeare Company, was Commissioning Editor for drama series at the UK’s Channel 4, and ran The Book At Bedtime for BBC Radio.

Speaking Topics

  • Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
  • Dropping Names

    When David isn’t breathing new life into fictional characters, he’s rubbing elbows with the most elite of personalities in the real world. From the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney to Judy Garland and Ralph Fiennes, David can entertain audiences endlessly with tales of his glamorous encounters.

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Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

"Benedictus could easily have passed into parody, but his writing has a gentle humour and charm which captures the original perfectly. This book is a joyful and apt addition to the Pooh saga."

The Daily Telegraph

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