Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. He was born in London and attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he edited and wrote for Granta, a student magazine. Milne's work came to the attention of the leading British humor magazine Punch, where Milne was to become a contributor and later an assistant editor. He and wife Dorothy were the parents of Christopher Robin Milne.
So this is Mr. Robert, said Audrey to herself, as she came in sight of the visitor. She told her aunt afterwards that she would have known him anywhere for Mr. Mark's brother, but she would have said that in any event. Actually she was surprised in the difference. Dapper Mark, with his neat pointed beard and his carefully curled moustache; with his quick-darting eyes, always moving from one to the other of any company he was in, to register one more smile to his credit when he had said a good thing, one more expectant look when he was only waiting his turn to say it; he was a very different man from this rough-looking, ill-dressed colonial, staring at her so loweringly.