Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington Station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same...Things just seem to happed to Paddington. Ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a certain bear is around.Published to celebrate Paddington's 40th Anniversay, Paddington: A Classic Collection includes the very first Paddington story together with a special selection of seven further tales.Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum's original drawings, beautifully reproduced in colour for the very first time, this delightful gift collection introduces Paddington, the Browns and their increasingly chaotic life at number thirty-two Windsor Gardens.
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Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1926 and grew up in Reading. On leaving school at the age of fourteen he spent a year in a lawyers' office before joining the BBC as an engineer. During the war he served with both the RAF and the army.One Snowy Christmas Eve he was taking refuge in Selfridges when he came across a small toy bear, it was to act as the inspiration for A Bear Called Paddington first published in 1958.
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Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110001982974