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Michael Bond - Author

Michael Bond 13 Jan 1926 - 28 June 2017. Born in Newbury, Berkshire, England he was educated at Presentation College, Reading. During World War II Michael Bond served in both the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army. He began writing in 1945 and sold his first short story to a magazine called London Opinion. This experience helped him decide that he wanted to be a writer.

After the first Paddington book was accepted, Michael Bond went on to write a whole series and by 1967 his books were so successful that that he was able to give up his job with the BBC in order to become a full-time writer.

In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children’s literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. Michael celebrated his 90th birthday in January 2016. He is married with two adult children and lives in London, not far from Paddington Station.

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Paddington's Finest Hour
Michael Bond - illustrated by R. W. Alley
In a nutshell: one of our national treasures back and on splendid form There are seven brand new Paddington stories in this lovely collection and the little bear is the same lovable character he's ever been - well meaning,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/04/2017
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The Tale of the Castle Mice
Michael Bond - illustrated by Emily Sutton
This riches to rags to riches again story is utterly charming. Mr and Mrs Mice and their thirteen children live happily in a dolls' house in a grand castle; apart from having one wall missing, their house is rather grand...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Paddington Little Library
Michael Bond - illustrated by R. W. Alley
Four delightful little Paddington Bear tales that are just the ticket to introduce young book lovers to this irresistible little bear. The books include Paddington: The Arrival, Paddington: Goes Shopping, Paddington: at the Seaside and Paddington:at Home. Each little board...
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Format: Board book | Released 06/10/2016
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The Tale of the Castle Mice
Michael Bond - illustrated by Emily Sutton
This riches to rags to riches again story is utterly charming. Mr and Mrs Mice and their thirteen children live happily in a dolls' house in a grand castle; apart from having one wall missing, their house is rather grand...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Olga da Polga
Michael Bond - illustrated by Catherine Rayner
Stunningly illustrated by award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner, this is a handsome gift edition of an enduring classic by best-selling author Michael Bond the creator of Paddington Bear. Olga da Polga's devil-may-care-charm soon gets her away from the pet shop...
Lovereading Price: £7.19 - Saving £1.80 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Love from Paddington
Michael Bond
Much-loved Paddington shares accounts of his adventures and his thoughts about his life in London in a series of letters to his Aunt Lucy in The Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru. As might be expected, Paddington has a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Paddington's Big Suitcase
Michael Bond - illustrated by R. W. Alley
Paddington's Big Suitcase is neatly packed with six colour storybooks starring everyone's favourite bear, a gentle adventure in each. Paddington variously has fun at the fair, at Hampton Court (where he gets out of the maze in record time), at...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2015
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Love from Paddington
Michael Bond
Much-loved Paddington shares accounts of his adventures and his thoughts about his life in London in a series of letters to his Aunt Lucy in The Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru. As might be expected, Paddington has a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/10/2015
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Olga Da Polga
Michael Bond - illustrated by Catherine Rayner
Stunningly illustrated by award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner, this is a handsome gift edition of an enduring classic by best-selling author Michael Bond the creator of Paddington Bear. Olga da Polga's devil-may-care-charm soon gets her away from the pet shop...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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Love from Paddington
Michael Bond
Much-loved Paddington shares accounts of his adventures and his thoughts about his life in London in a series of letters to his Aunt Lucy in The Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru. As might be expected, Paddington has a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/11/2014
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Paddington - Favourite Paddington Stories
Michael Bond - illustrated by R. W. Alley
This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures - Paddington in the Garden, Paddington at the Carnival and Paddington and the Grand Tour. Whether he is gardening, walking along the canal, or seeing the sights of London - as...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/08/2014
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A Paddington Collection
Michael Bond
Four charming Paddington stories collected for the first time on CD, read by Stephen Fry and Jim Broadbent.
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Format: CD-Audio | Released 28/08/2014
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A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond - illustrated by Peggy Fortnum
One of our Books of the Year 2014 The classic story of Paddington Bear, so called because the Brown family first meet him on Paddington Station and decide to take him home. Paddington Bear has travelled all the way from...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 10/07/2014
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The Classic Adventures of Paddington
Michael Bond - illustrated by Peggy Fortnum
To celebrate the enduring popularity of the bear from Darkest Peru, this is a very special treasury complete with slipcase which brings together eleven of the original Paddington stories delicately illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. It makes an exquisite keepsake gift...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Tales of Olga Da Polga
Michael Bond - illustrated by Catherine Rayner
Olga da Polga was the sort of guinea-pig who would go places. With a head full of stories and a nose for adventure, Olga da Polga is quite a handful. And, when she moves in to the Sawdust family's garden,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Paddington Goes for Gold
Michael Bond - illustrated by R. W. Alley
Everyone's favourite Bear joins in summer sporting fever! There are races for everything – even knitting - at the local sports club. Paddington and the Brown family are sure they will win something! Paddington tries hard but can he secure...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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The Tales of Olga Da Polga
Michael Bond - illustrated by Catherine Rayner
Stunningly illustrated by award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner, this is a handsome gift edition of an enduring classic by best-selling author Michael Bond the creator of Paddington Bear. Olga da Polga's devil-may-care-charm soon gets her away from the pet shop...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2011
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The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young
Michael Bond - illustrated by R. W. Alley
To celebrate Paddington's enduring popularity, this sumptuous treasury is truly to be treasured and brings together six of the most popular stories: Paddington Paddington at the Zoo Paddington at the Palace Paddington in the Garden Paddington and the Marmalade Maze...
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Format: Hardback | Released 28/10/2010
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