Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Children's Book of the Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Children's Book of the Week

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AS children's author Michael Bond explains in his introduction to this new collection, he stumbled across the inspiration for his most famous creation when he was panic-buying one Christmas Eve.

children's author Michael Bond explains in his introduction to this new collection, he stumbled across the inspiration for his most famous creation when he was panic-buying one Christmas Eve.

He needed a stocking filler for his wife and, as it started to snow on Oxford Street, he dived into the nearest shop and spotted a lonely looking bear in the Children's Department. They named him Paddington, popped him on the mantelpiece and started talking to him. And the rest, as they say, is history.

He needed a stocking filler for his wife and, as it started to snow on Oxford Street, he dived into the nearest shop and spotted a lonely looking bear in the Children's Department. They named him Paddington, popped him on the mantelpiece and started talking to him. And the rest, as they say, is history.

A Bear Called Paddington was published in 1958 and since then, Bond has penned 24 more adventures, with another, Love From Paddington - letters from the bear to his Aunt Lucy in darkest Peru - to be published in November, while a film starring Hugh Bonneville, A Bear Called Paddington was published in 1958 and since then, Bond has penned 24 more adventures, with another, Love From Paddington - letters from the bear to his Aunt Lucy in darkest Peru - to be published in November, while a film starring Hugh Bonneville, Paddington has lost none of his charm over the years Paddington has lost none of his charm over the years The Classic Adventures Of Paddington by Michael Bond, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, published in a slipcase edition by HarperCollins, priced Pounds 35. Available now The Classic Adventures Of Paddington by Michael Bond, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, published in a slipcase edition by HarperCollins, priced Pounds 35. Available now AS children's author Michael Bond explains in his introduction to this new collection, he stumbled across the inspiration for his most famous creation when he was panic-buying one Christmas Eve.

children's author Michael Bond explains in his introduction to this new collection, he stumbled across the inspiration for his most famous creation when he was panic-buying one Christmas Eve. …

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