Paddington's Guide to London by Michael Bond
  

Synopsis

Paddington's Guide to London by Michael Bond

A bear's eye view of London as told by the classic, best-loved character from Darkest Peru. Paddington unveils his adopted home as only Paddington can. From the station itself (the start of it all) and on through all the major London destinations (with some surprising detours en route) this is a guide certain to entertain and enlighten the whole family. With plenty of anecdotes and stops for refreshments along the way, Paddington's London will guide visitors and London dwellers alike, young and old, families, couples, friends and solitary explorers to a London that is rich, exciting, fascinating and fun.

Reviews

If your holiday plans include a trip to the capital, a guidebook is a must-have and Paddington's Guide to London does the job perfectly... As well as packing in all the landmarks, he even manages to track down the marmalade in Fortnum & Mason. Sunday Express Praise for Paddington Bear: 'I've always had great respect for Paddington... He is a British institution.

'Paddington has joined Pooh as one of the great bears of English children's literature.'

'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear...has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.'

About the Author

Michael Bond

Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England on 13th January 1926. 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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Michael Bond
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Author's Website

www.paddington.com/gb/home/

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.harpercollins.co.uk

Publication date

9th June 2011

ISBN

9780007415915


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