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THE ENCHANTED PLACES by CHRISTOPHER MILNE 169 pages. Dutton. $6.95.

There are some truths that even a strong man should not have to bear, and one of them may be the fact that Christopher Robin's mother always wanted a baby girl named Rosemary, not a boy at all. For nine years she dressed Winnie-the-Pooh's young master in girl's clothes and left his hair long. "I remained a boy," Christopher Robin now confesses. "But only just. I was one of her few failures."

Christopher Robin, of course, is Christopher Milne, who today confronts the world as...

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