“Bears like Paddington are very rare,” says Mrs Bird, “and a good thing too, or it would cost us a small fortune in marmalade.”
Stephen Fry returns to tell us the continuing saga of Paddington and the Browns.
The Brown Family first met Paddington on a railway station – Paddington station, in fact – and now he is just another member of their family, if not a slightly unusual one.
But, it’s a good thing for lots of reasons that bears like Paddington are rare. As he says himself, “Things happen to me – I’m that sort of bear.” With his attempts at home decorating, detective work and photography, the Brown family soon find that Paddington causes his own particular brand of chaos.
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“Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children’s literature” The Teacher
“Michael Bond’s accident-prone bear…has become one of the most enduring of children’s characters.” The BooksellerAbout the Author:
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and was educated at Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years.
In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children’s literature
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