Michael Bond - Author

About the 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.

Michael Bond never thought of writing for children but, after producing a number of short stories and radio plays, his agent suggested that he adapt a television play for children. His first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published in 1958 by William Collins & Sons (now HarperCollins Publishers). At the time, Michael Bond was working as a television cameraman for the BBC.

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.

Featured books by Michael Bond

Other books by Michael Bond

Paddington - King of the Castle

Paddington - King of the Castle

Author: Michael Bond Format: Board book Release Date: 10/12/2018

Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, now a major movie star! Reissued with attractive new cover branding. When Paddington Bear goes to the beach, nothing goes quite according to plan ... especially when, one by one, he is joined by ten hungry seagulls. Will Paddington's lunchtime snack be safe? Pre-schoolers will love counting with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!

The Complete Adventures of Paddington The 15 Complete and Unabridged Novels in One Volume

The Complete Adventures of Paddington The 15 Complete and Unabridged Novels in One Volume

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Celebrate Paddington's 60th Anniversary with this exquisite volume, bringing together all fifteen of the classic novels about the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over sixty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, the complete collection of fifteen novels are brought together for the very first time in this beautifully illustrated keepsake book. A must-have for readers everywhere, to be treasured from generation to generation. This very special treasury contains: A Bear Called Paddington More About Paddington Paddington Helps Out Paddington Abroad Paddington at Large Paddington Marches On Paddington at Work Paddington Goes to Town Paddington Takes the Air Paddington on Top Paddington Takes the Test Paddington Here and Now Paddington Races Ahead Love from Paddington Paddington's Finest Hour

Paddington

Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 22/10/2018

The classic story of a much-loved bear - Paddington! Join Paddington and the Browns as they start their adventures at Paddington Station and relive their treasured story in this stylish book and CD set. Paddington Bear first met the Brown family at a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and a label reading `Please look after this bear'. Without further ado, Mr and Mrs Brown promptly welcomed the adventurous bear into their family, and in honour of their meeting place they named him Paddington. The Browns soon discover that Paddington is a most unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath - become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around. Now this treasured story is available as a charming picture book and CD set that even the youngest children will enjoy.

Paddington Goes to Hospital Band 15/Emerald

Paddington Goes to Hospital Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond, Karen Jankel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

We should never have given Paddington a boomerang for his birthday, said Mrs Brown as she gazed down at the figure lying on the lawn. I knew no good would come of it. Paddington has got himself into trouble again, and this time he finds himself being whisked off to hospital in an ambulance. Full of the humorous misunderstandings and adventures that this lovable bear is famous for, this is a great story for the young Paddington fan who is apprehensive, or merely curious, about what goes on inside a hospital. Children can recap Paddington's experience in hospital through his letter to Aunt Lucy on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington Goes for Gold Band 15/Emerald

Paddington Goes for Gold Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

A hilarious picture book featuring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family sports event with rather sticky results! Paddington is in high competitive spirits when he accompanies the Brown family to a local sports day. But whether he's putting the shot, helping Jonathan and Judy get ready for the three-legged race, or taking part in a relay, nothing goes quite as planned. Will a gold medal ever be within Paddington's reach? Children can recap the different ways Paddington tried to help in the sports day races through the summary on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington in the Garden Band 15/Emerald

Paddington in the Garden Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

When Paddington starts to make a list of all the nice things he can think of about being a bear and living with the Browns he is sure to include `the garden'. Paddington feels very lucky to have such a nice garden, especially as he has his own little patch in it to keep him out of mischief! When Paddington is around, things are rarely simple and he soon finds that gardening his own little patch in the Brown family's garden is not as easy as he had thought. He sets out, with a jar of marmalade of course, to look for ideas... Children can recap the story through Paddington's list on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington and the Grand Tour Band 15/Emerald

Paddington and the Grand Tour Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Paddington Bear returns for a day of London sightseeing in this hilarious book by Michael Bond. Paddington is very excited. He is going on a day trip around the city with his friend, Mr Gruber. With his suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches and Mrs Bird's umbrella in case it rains, the bear from darkest Peru is ready for anything. Or almost... Children can recap the story through the poster on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2018

Things are always happening to me. I'm that sort of bear. PADDINGTON Celebrate Paddington's 60th Anniversary with this exquisite gift edition. Unabridged and featuring beautiful colour drawings by the original illustrator, Peggy Fortnum, this is truly a book to be treasured. A bear? On Paddington station? Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be! 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... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

Paddington

Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: Board book Release Date: 31/05/2018

The classic story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington. Now available in board book format - perfect for tiny paws! Paddington Bear first met the Brown family at a railway station - Paddington Station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and a label reading `Please look after this bear'. Without further ado, Mr and Mrs Brown welcomed the adventurous bear into their family, and in honour of their meeting place they named him Paddington. The Browns soon discover that Paddington is a most unusual bear, for ordinary things - like having a bath - become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around!

Paddington at St Paul's Brand New Children's Book, Perfect for Fans of Paddington Bear

Paddington at St Paul's Brand New Children's Book, Perfect for Fans of Paddington Bear

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington, the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru, with this brand new classic picture book. Paddington is now a major movie star! For six decades, stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world. When Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a special outing to St Paul's Cathedral, there is one surprise after another. But the biggest of all comes when Paddington is mistaken for a choir bear and suddenly finds himself joining the choir for a most unusual rehearsal!

Paddington Bear at the carnival

Paddington Bear at the carnival

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2018

CHto obychno delayut na karnavale? Naryazhayutsya v raznye kostyumy, veselyatsya, tancuyut i razygryvayut drug druga. Ili, naprimer, ishchut povsyudu predmety na bukvu "e;M"e; - po krajnej mere, Paddington, ochutivshis' na karnavale, postupil imenno tak. Eshchyo by: ved' za pobedu v igre "e;Marshrut na bukvu "e;M"e;"e; polagaetsya zamechatel'nyj priz - besplatnaya progulka na lodke po kanalu. Zadanie kazhetsya lyogkim tol'ko na pervyj vzglyad, da i sopernik medvezhonku dostalsya ne iz slabyh. Odnako Paddington ne tol'ko ochen' nablyudatel'nyj medved', no eshchyo i chrezvychajno soobrazitel'nyj - a ved' vyigryvaet tot, kto vovremya proyavit smekalku!

PADDINGTON GOES FOR GOLD

PADDINGTON GOES FOR GOLD

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2018

Kak vy dumaete: chto glavnoe v lyubom sorevnovanii? Pravil'no, glavnoe - uchastie! Esli mestnyj sportivnyj klub ob"e;yavlyaet den' otkrytyh dverej, Paddington prosto ne mozhet ostavat'sya v storone, da i ostal'nye Brauny tozhe. V konce koncov ne tak uzh vazhno, kto pridet pervym v zabege na tryoh nogah ili okazhetsya samoj bystroj vyazal'shchicej. Gorazdo vazhnee to, chto semejstvo Braun - nastoyashchaya splochyonnaya komanda, i to, chto medvezhonok v sinem pal'tishke opredelyonno prinosit udachu. Ved' na samom-to dele zolotye medali daleko ne vsegda dostayutsya sil'nejshim!

PADDINGTON AT THE TOWER

PADDINGTON AT THE TOWER

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2018

Tauehr - ehto, pryamo skazhem, udivitel'noe mesto. Malo togo, chto ehto i korolevskij zamok, i krepost', i temnica, tak eshchyo i ohranyayut ego special'nye lyudi pod nazvaniem "e;myasoedy"e;. Kazhdyj, kto zhivyot v Londone ili priezzhaet tuda poglazet' na dostoprimechatel'nosti, obyazatel'no hot' razok da pobyvaet v Tauehre - i medvezhonok v sinem pal'tishke, konechno zhe, ne isklyuchenie. Tem bolee, chto znamenityj Paddingtonov chemodan, nabityj bulkami s marmeladom, okazyvaetsya, mozhet sosluzhit' v Tauehre neplohuyu sluzhbu...

Paddington`s party tricks

Paddington`s party tricks

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2018

CHto mozhet byt' luchshe v den' rozhdeniya, chem ugoshchenie i priyatnaya kompaniya? Tol'ko prazdnichnaya programma s fokusami! Osobenno, esli pokazyvaet ih ne kto-nibud', a nastoyashchij master rozygryshej - medvezhonok po imeni Paddington. On ne tol'ko poraduet imeninnika i udivit publiku, no i lovko sprovadit nezvanogo gostya - vechno vsem nedovol'nogo mistera Karri. V chem zhe sekret takogo uspekha fokusnika v sinem pal'tishke? Vse ochen' prosto - lovkost' lap, neulovimaya dlya glaza!

Paddington's Finest Hour

Paddington's Finest Hour

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2018

Paddington - the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond!Hurrying forward, he held out a welcoming hand. "e;Sir Percival Rushmoor,"e; he said. "e;I'm invigilating."e;"e;I'm sorry to hear that, Sir Percival,"e; said Paddington. "e;I hope you feel better very soon."e;Paddington always finds himself in unusual situations so it is no surprise when he has a run-in with the police, appears in a TV cookery show, and gives one of his hard stares to a hypnotist!

Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories

Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

Three classic Paddington Bear stories by beloved author Michael Bond are brought together for the first time in this special collection for World Book Day 2018. Nothing is ever straightforward when Paddington is involved. Whether he is attempting detective work, helping to sail a boat or performing magic, ordinary things have a habit of becoming quite extraordinary!Laugh out loud with everyone's favourite bear from Darkest Peru!

Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories

Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Three classic Paddington Bear stories, by beloved author Michael Bond, are brought together for the first time in this special collection for World Book Day 2018. Nothing is ever straightforward when Paddington is involved. Whether he is attempting detective work, helping to sail a boat or performing magic, ordinary things have a habit of becoming quite extraordinary! Laugh out loud with everyone's favourite bear from Darkest Peru!

Paddington: A Classic Collection

Paddington: A Classic Collection

Author: Michael Bond Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/10/2017

Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for nearly sixty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, ten classic paperback novels are brought together in this special slipcase edition. Paddington is now a major movie star! 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... for things just seem to happen to Paddington. Wherever there is excitement to be found, a flooded bathroom, menacing dumplings, or a bear overboard, Paddington is never far from the scene... Slipcase contains: * A Bear Called Paddington * Paddington Abroad * Paddington Goes to Town * More About Paddington * Paddington Helps Out * Paddington Takes the Air * Paddington at Large * Paddington on Top * Paddington Marches On * Paddington at Work

Best-loved Paddington Stories

Best-loved Paddington Stories

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

Three favourite stories of Paddington, the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume. Paddington is now a major movie star! This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures - Paddington Goes to Hospital, Paddington at the Circus and Paddington Goes for Gold.

It Wasn't Me!

It Wasn't Me!

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer . . . Imagine almost burning down your school . . . Imagine being Harry Manners. He is a very unusual boy. His family don't understand him. His teachers wish he would stop daydreaming. But he thinks he's doing just fine, as long as he has a stash of Max Masters comics to read and his imaginary pet pig Monty to take for a walk...

Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Train

Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Train

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2016

When Le Directeur suggests Le Guide's food inspector Monsieur Pamplemousse take a brief jaunt to sample the gastronomy of Rome, Pamplemousse knows the offer is too good to be true. But when the only string attached seems to be that on the return journey he escourt the Director's schoolgirl niece Caterina from her Rome convent school to her uncle's Paris home, Monsieur Pamplemousse begins to relax. Until, that is, he sees the schoolgirl in question ... and spots her every-present shadow, an Al Capone-lookalike whose hostility Pamplemousse senses even across a crowded restaurant car.However, it is when the Rome-Paris Express pulls into Gare de Lyon and his charge apparently disappears into thin air that Pamplemousse really begins to worry. Especially when he discovers the lustrous Caterina is the daughter of one of Sicily's most powerful mafiosi, a man who will not take the loss of his cherished daughter at all kindly...

Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates

Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2016

Monsieur Pamplemousse, the eccentric flatfoot/gourmand and Pommes Frites, his clever dog, team up to sniff out clues when a not-so-merry prankster sabotages Le Guide''France's oldest and most respected food guide.' The fictional food bible's staff finds itself in a stew when a false obituary of the director appears in the local paper on the very day the final manuscript - the first edition produced by computer, with influential new restaurant ratings - is to be unveiled at a company celebration. There the director faints dead away when he finds the manuscript completely botched, riddled with missratings and erroneous reviews.

Monsieur Pamplemousse Rests His Case

Monsieur Pamplemousse Rests His Case

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2016

Monsieur Pamplemousse, retired from the Surete, is representing Le Guide magazine in Vichy, where six celebrated American mystery writers are recreating a gourmet feast supposedly once hosted by Alexandre Dumas.All too soon he finds himself thrown into a rural ditch, arrested and handcuffed, pursued on foot over the fields, locked in a country brothel (and rescued by his dog Pommes Frites), tucked in a hotel bed with a ravishing American gourmet-magazine publisher (and desperately trying to conceal the fact from his suspicious spouse, who has popped in from Paris).A delectable souffle.

Monsieur Pamplemousse Stands Firm

Monsieur Pamplemousse Stands Firm

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2016

Accoridng to the Director of Le Guide, France's premier gastronomic companion, it is high time his inspectors moved with the times and opened their ranks to the fairer sex. And who better to oversee their initiation than Monsieur Pamplemousse?Howevever, when the Director, normally a model of rectitude, hints that on no account must the trainee be allowed to make the grade, Monsieur Pamplemousse is suitably outraged. His indignation lasts only until he hears her name. The Director is right. The lady in question is known to be utterly unscrupulous in the use of her considerable physical charms and her permanent engagement would cause unrest among the other inspectors, not to mention unhappiness amongst their wives.But there are other problems. Having blackmailed the Director into taking her on, why is she so insistent on staying at the Hotel des Dunes; an out-of-the-way establishment in the Gironde, unremarked even by the Camping Club of France, let alone by any of the major guides? Certainly not because of the food, as Monsieur Pamplemousse dejectedly discovers. And why, having created a scene because she didn't get the room she wanted, should one of her first acts be to photograph the dismal interior of the hotel? When Monsieur Pamplemousse's ever-faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites is seen ambling back to the hotel carrying a suspiciously large jambon, Monsieur Pamplemousse realises once again he must stand firm against the forces of crime...A delightful comic romp amongst the sand dunes of France's Cote d'Argent, Monsieur Pamplemousse Stands Firm features Michael Bond's inimitable creations Monsieur Pamplemousse and his indefatigable canine assistant Pommes Frites.

Monsieur Pamplemousse On Location

Monsieur Pamplemousse On Location

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2016

Called to a Provencal film set to vouch for the gastronomic authenticity of direct Von Strudel's latest Biblical advertising extravaganza (what was on the menu at the Last Supper?) restaurant inspector Monsieur Pamplemousse is surprised to find his sleuthing skills, acquired during a stint at the Surete, considerably more in demand. Exploding strawberries, adulterated cast food and sundy other mysterious occurences all point to a saboteur or, at best, an infuriating prankster on set. But when the star of the sequence of perfume adverts, Brother Angelo, a heavy-metal heart-throb who has been cast against type as Jesus Christ, seemingly vanishes into thin air, it is clear matters have gone beyond a joke.Hot on the scent of Brother Angelo, Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful hound Pommes Frites must treat some of the stoniest and most unexpected by-ways of sun-soaked Provence, a trail that tests to its limits even Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites combined powers of detection and intuition.

It Wasn't Me!

It Wasn't Me!

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer... imagine almost burning down your school... imagine being Harry Manners. He is a very unusual boy. His family don't understand him. His teachers wish he would stop daydreaming. But he thinks he's doing just fine, as long as he has a stash of Max Masters comics to read and his imaginary pet pig Monty to take for a walk...

Paddington Helps Out

Paddington Helps Out

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design."e;Oh dear!"e; said Paddington, "e;I'm in trouble again."e;Somehow trouble always comes naturally to Paddington. What other bear could catch a fish in his hat, or cause havoc in the Browns' kitchen just trying to be helpful?

Paddington Abroad

Paddington Abroad

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

Original adventures of the classic bear from Darkest Peru, soon to be a major movie star!Paddington is in charge of the "e;EYETINNERY"e; and, as Mrs Bird mutters darkly, "e;There's no knowing where we might end up."e; But Paddington is planning some very good holiday 'doings' indeed for the Browns. And he even becomes the only bear ever to ride in the famous Tour de France bicycle race!Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for more than fifty years.

Paddington At Large

Paddington At Large

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design."e;Even Paddington can't come to much harm in half an hour,"e; said Mrs Brown optimistically.But who else other than Paddington could hang Mr Curry's lawnmower from a treetop or set Father Christmas' beard on fire?

Paddington Marches On

Paddington Marches On

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

"e;I've never known such a bear for smelling things out,"e; said Mrs Bird.Paddington's sharp nose and his talent for getting into difficulties lead him to an orange marmalade tasting party. His enthusiasm lands him in a barrel of marmalade, causing an avalanche in the warehouse. And, one morning, he sniffs out a surprise for himself and discovers that he is about to embark on the greatest adventure of his life.

Paddington Goes To Town

Paddington Goes To Town

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

Original adventures of the classic bear from Darkest Peru, soon to be a major movie star!Paddington doesn't intentionally turn his friend's wedding into an uproar by getting the wedding ring stuck on his paw. Nor does he mean Mr Curry to slip on his marmalade sandwich in the middle of an important gold shot. But these sort of things just happen to a bear like Paddington!Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for more than fifty years.

Paddington Takes the Air

Paddington Takes the Air

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

Original adventures of the classic bear from Darkest Peru, soon to be a major movie star!'I do wish I could see into Paddington's mind,' said Mrs Brown, 'I know something's going on. I can recognise the signs.'And there is plenty of cause for concern when Paddington takes an interest in detective work. Not to mention sewing and ballroom dancing!Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for more than fifty years.

Paddington on Top

Paddington on Top

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design.Up until now, Paddington has managed to avoid school. But the Inspector himself catches up with him and packs him off. After one day, even the teacher wonders whether there is anything he can teach a certain bear from Darkest Peru.And when it comes to dancing the rumba as always, Paddington takes the cake!Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for more than fifty years.

Paddington Takes the Test

Paddington Takes the Test

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

'ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS!'Paddington read on the glossy leaflet showing a large, sleek, silver-grey car. It took him a long time to eat fifteen packets of currants in order to enter the competition. And the Rolls-Royce he'd expected to win turned out to be one of ten thousand consolation prizes - a bookmark!Then Paddington finds himself taking a driving test and, much to his amazement, is presented with a license allowing him to drive a rather unusual vehicle.

Paddington at Work

Paddington at Work

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design.Paddington has a knack for 'smelling out things', and his sharp nose, supported by marmalade sandwiches, leads him into many adventures. Whether it's lending a paw to a famous Russian ballet dancer, or serving baked elastic instead of 'Baked Alaska' this unforgettable bear is as trouble-prone and funny as ever!Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for fifty years.

A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru - now a major movie star! Unabridged and illustrated in spectacular full-colour throughout, this beautiful large-sized edition of a much-loved classic will enchant established Paddington fans and a new generation of readers alike. A bear on Paddington Station? said Mrs Brown in amazement. Don't be silly - there can't be. 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... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

Paddington at the Circus

Paddington at the Circus

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Find out what happens when the classic bear from Darkest Peru visits a circus and accidentally finds himself part of the act! The circus has come to town, and Paddington and the Browns have front row seats! But Paddington becomes anxious when he looks up and sees a man dangling from a rope by his ankles. Always ready to lend a paw, he rushes off to save the trapeze artist and as a result the circus is turned upside down! Paddington, however, comes out on top as the star of the show. For more than five decades, stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world.

Paddington at the Rainbow's End

Paddington at the Rainbow's End

Author: Michael Bond Format: Board book Release Date: 28/01/2016

Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, now a major movie star! Reissued with attractive new cover branding. Paddington Bear loves all the colours of the rainbow. But after a long day shopping in town, there is one particular colour that he likes above all others... Pre-schoolers will love learning about colours with the help of Paddington!

Paddington and the Disappearing Sandwich

Paddington and the Disappearing Sandwich

Author: Michael Bond Format: Board book Release Date: 28/01/2016

Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, now a major movie star! Reissued with attractive new cover branding. When Paddington Bear goes to town looking for different shapes, he soon discovers that some are much longer-lasting than others... especially if they happen to be very tasty! Pre-schoolers will love identifying shapes on this journey with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!

Love from Paddington

Love from Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2015

Sealed with a sticky paw! First class correspondence from the nation's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star!Dear Aunt Lucy,I expect this will come as a great surprise to you, but not only have I arrived in England, but I have an address! I'm staying at number 32 Windsor Gardens and it isn't at all like the Home for Retired Bears...`This delightfully engaging series of letters from Paddington to his Aunt Lucy in Peru, follows his new experiences in London while showcasing his uniquely charming and hilarious take on the world. From stowing away on a ship, to working as a barber, there is certainly never a dull moment!

A Bear Called Paddington Collector's Edition

A Bear Called Paddington Collector's Edition

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

This exquisite collector's edition, celebrates the original, 1958, edition of the best-loved story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star. A bear? On Paddington station? Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be! 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... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Author: Michael Bond Format: Board book Release Date: 21/09/2015

A funny, festive story about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. Now available in board book format - perfect for little hands! When the Browns take Paddington to the Christmas grotto at the local department store, their journey through the Winter Wonderland is full of unexpected surprises. But the best surprise is a present from Santa. After all, who else would find the perfect present for a bear like Paddington? Join Paddington on his festive adventure as he discovers why Santa Claus makes everyone's Christmas so special.

Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure

Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

Farfetched and frothy, this fourth in the detective series featuring Aristide Pamplemousse finds the corpulent Surete officer turned gastronomic investigator for Le Guide disguised as a blind man at Chateau Morgue, a health spa near the Pyrenees. Pamplemousse despairs of satisfied appetites for a fortnight, but his bloodhound Pommes Frites discovers kilos of sausage, and then Aristide himself discovers an affectionate English manicurist. While it becomes apparent that the regime at the spa covers some other activities, including murder and blackmail, not until the inspector rigs up a flying camera, utilizing helium and Pommes Frites's inflatable kennel hung with black silk lingerie, is the mystery of Chateau Morgue resolved. Though readers may have trouble following Pamplemousse's intricate thought processes and understanding exactly what was going on at Chateau Morgue, Pamplemousse and his faithful hound are an appealing pair and offer an evening of civilized entertainment. Bond is also the author of the Paddington Bear stories.

Monsieur Pamplemousse Aloft

Monsieur Pamplemousse Aloft

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

The fifth in Bond's series about Aristide Pamplemousse, France's premier gourmet guide, begins with a mission right up his allee. Once more, however, a fairly simple task grows into an escapade for M. Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites, his smart little dog. They are driving to Port St. Augustin where Aristide is to advise on epicurean treats offered VIPs on a dirigible flying from France to England, reaffirming the entente cordiale signed by the two nations in 1904. Nothing must fail, but M. Pamplemousse senses threats to the great occasion even before arriving in the seacoast town. A group of oddly behaving nuns; a near-fatal fall by Yasmin, the trapeze artist at the local circus; the snubbing from Aristide's old friend, a British detective; and other events plant suspicions that turn the gastronome into his former self as inspector of police in Paris. The funny, exciting mystery will delight readers who may weep with envy of the feasts that are ordinary fare for M. Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites.

Monsieur Pamplemousse & the Tangled Web

Monsieur Pamplemousse & the Tangled Web

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2015

When Monsieur Pamplemousse is summoned into the head of f ice of Le Guide by the director, Henri Leclercq, he is unaware of the chaos about to ensue. Accompanied by his faithful bloodhound, Pommes Frites, Pamplemousse sets of f to solve Leclercq's plaintive conundrums - all of which relate back to his mobster uncle-in-law. The crime-solving duo gallivant around Paris, and f ind themselves tangled up in seemingly arbitrary problems - a letter about a juicy steak horrifyingly turned into a brisket; a dead restaurant owner; and the imminent arrival of the vivacious Caterina, the mobster's niece. Pamplemousse's attempts to unravel each dilemma quickly prove impossible as they overlap and tangle at every turn...

The Power of Others Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do

The Power of Others Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Teenage cliques, jihadist cells, army units, polar expeditions, and football hooligans - on the face of it, each of these groups might seem exceptional, but the forces that bind and drive them can affect us all. In recent decades, psychologists have uncovered how and why our innate socialness holds huge sway over how we think and act, propelling us to both high achievement and unthinking cruelty. We are beholden to our peers, even when we think we're calling the shots. This is the power of others. In this captivating work, science writer Michael Bond investigates the latest breakthroughs in social psychology to reveal how to guard against groupthink, build better teamwork, identify shared objectives, become more ethical, and survive moments of isolation. A fascinating blend of evolutionary theory, behavourial science, and remarkable case studies, The Power of Others will teach you to truly harness your collective self.

Paddington's Guide to London

Paddington's Guide to London

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2015

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.

Monsieur Pamplemousse

Monsieur Pamplemousse

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2015

Monsieur Pamplemousse, inspector of food and detective extraordinaire, is delighted to have the chance to dine once more at the famed La Langoustine, a restaurant nestling in the hills of Provence. Life as an undercover researcher for a top-class culinary guide can be lonely, and Monsieur Pamplemousse is ever grateful for the companionship of his friend and helper, Pommes Frites, a bloodhound with a finely-tuned nose.Will La Langoustine win the longed-for jewel in the chef's crown, a third Red Stockpot? The signs are promising as Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites await the delicacy of the house, chicken wrapped in a pig's bladder and stuffed with truffles and foie gras, and the room is filled with a mouth-watering aroma of herbs, wine and spices. As Monsieur Pamplemousse stands to make his first cut with a characteristically deft movement, the outer casing collapses to reveal not the expected treat but a dish of far more grisly proportions. Clearly someone wants Monsieur Pamplemousse out of the way, but nothing delights the detective more than the chance to practise the skills he learnt in his sleuthing days at the Surete...

Monsieur Pamplemousse & the Secret Mission

Monsieur Pamplemousse & the Secret Mission

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2015

Monsieur Pamplemousse, first-class gastronome and inspector of food, has been recruited to sample the appalling cuisine at the inappropriately named 'Hotel du Paradis'. Not an easy task, since the hotel is owned by his Director's formidable aunt, Louise, and the utmost tact is required. But Monsieur Pamplemousse is not one to shirk a challenge and so, with the ever-faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites at his side, he sets forth on his mission.Once in the vicinity of the hotel, Monsieur Pamplemousse hears curious tales about the extraordinary effects of the hotel's food on its guests: strangers suddenly become best friends and passionate embraces abound. Then Pommes Frites breaks loose from his bedchamber to ravage the local canine ladies and Monsieur Pamplemousse finds himself on the receiving end of a heavily-loaded baguette. Clearly something is amiss and, donning his investigative hat, Monsieur Pamplemousse embarks on some serious detection...

Monsieur Pamplemousse On the Spot

Monsieur Pamplemousse On the Spot

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2015

As a reward for services beyond the call of duty, Monsieur Pamplemousse, Surete sleuth turned food inspector, finds himself ensconced at Les Cinq Parfaits, the world-renowned hotel-restaurant on the shores of Lac Leman. Sadly, his ever-faithful hound, Pommes Frites, is denied access to the dining room, but nothing daunted, he sniffs his way to his own gastronomic nirvana - with dire consequences for all concerned.However, Pommes Frites' problem is soon overshadowed by the disappearance of Jean-Claude, the Parfait brother responsible for the establishment's justly famous Souffle Surprise. The outlook is grave: the country's oil supply depends on the goodwill of another guest, an Arab whose anger at being deprived of his favourite dessert bodes ill for the motorists of France. Once, again, the indefatigable Monsieur Pamplemousse comes to the rescue and in no time at all is up to his eyeballs in trouble - especially when he encounters Fraulein Brunnhilde, gym-mistress at a nearby girls' finishing school, and proud possessor of two magnificently large and undeniably desirable balcons...

Paddington at the Palace

Paddington at the Palace

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

New cover reissue of this funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. When Mr Gruber takes Paddington to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, there are so many people in the way he can't see a thing. Luckily, a mysterious someone `on high' appears to like small bears...

Love From Paddington

Love From Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2015

Sealed with a sticky paw! First class correspondence from the nation's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star!Dear Aunt Lucy,I expect this will come as a great surprise to you, but not only have I arrived in England, but I have an address! I'm staying at number 32 Windsor Gardens and it isn't at all like the Home for Retired Bears...This delightfully engaging series of letters from Paddington to his Aunt Lucy in Peru, follows his new experiences in London while showcasing his uniquely charming and hilarious take on the world. From stowing away on a ship, to working as a barber, there is certainly never a dull moment!

Love from Paddington

Love from Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2014

The stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all around the world for over 50 years.Now, promise me you will write, Aunt Lucy said.I promise to write as soon as I get the chance, said the bear.Ever since Paddington arrived in England, he has shared his adventures with his aunt Lucy back in Peru. From meeting the Browns to discovering the sights and sounds of London, his letters tell the story of a kind-hearted bear discovering a whole new lifetold with love, from Paddington.

Paddington at the Zoo

Paddington at the Zoo

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2014

Paddington, kak i vse my, ochen' lyubit hodit' v raznye interesnye mesta. Naprimer, v zoopark. Tol'ko, razumeetsya, kuda by Paddington ni poshyol, tam srazu nachinayut proiskhodit' vsyakie udivitel'nye istorii, pouchastvovat' v kotoryh mogut i popugaj, i sibirskij volk, i pingvin, i dazhe - predstav'te sebe! - slon.Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington Bear at the Circus

Paddington Bear at the Circus

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2014

Odnazhdy medvezhonku Paddingtonu poschastlivilos' pobyvat' v cirke, i ne v kakom-nibud', a v samom luchshem v mire (tak bylo napisano na afishe). Predstavlenie i pravda okazalos' zamechatel'nym: zhonglyory, akrobaty, klouny, vozdushnye gimnasty i dazhe... medved' pod kupolom cirka! Vy ved' uzhe dogadalis', otkuda on vzyalsya, pravda?Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2014

Otpravlyayas' na ehkskursiyu vo dvorec Hehmpton-Kort, medvezhonok Paddington nadeyalsya uvidet' i uznat' mnogo interesnogo. On i podumat' ne mog, chto gruppa turistov primet ego za ehkskursovoda i uvyazhetsya za nim po pyatam. CHtoby izbavit'sya ot nazojlivogo hvosta Paddingtonu pridetsya proyavit' chudesa izobretatel'nosti...Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington and the fair

Paddington and the fair

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2014

Medvezhonok Paddington otlichno provel den' na yarmarke. On i v tire postrelyal, i na karuseli pokrutilsya, i s gorki skatilsya... Pravda, posle nego gorka pochemu-to stala lipkoj i nikto bol'she ne smog s"e;ekhat' vniz. Neuzheli v ehtom vinovata bulka s marmeladom, kotoruyu vsegda taskaet s soboj odin zapaslivyj medvezhonok? No Paddingtonu nekogda v ehtom razbirat'sya, ved' vperedi eshche stol'ko razvlechenij!Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington and the frutti rainbow

Paddington and the frutti rainbow

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2014

Odnazhdy Paddington poekhal s druz'yami na more. Vnezapno hlynul liven', i im prishlos' spasat'sya v kafe. Tam prodavalos' fruktovo-yagodnoe morozhenoe, takoe zhe raznocvetnoe, kak raduga, poyavivshayasya na nebe posle dozhdya. A kak izvestno, esli zagadat' zhelanie, poka raduga ne rastayala, ono obyazatel'no ispolnitsya. I Paddington pozhelal, chtoby fruktovaya raduga byla kazhdyj den'!Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington Bear in the Garden

Paddington Bear in the Garden

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2014

Paddingtonu vsegda ochen' nravilsya sad Braunov. Medvezhonok byl na sed'mom nebe ot schast'ya, kogda i emu vydelili tam nebol'shoj uchastok zemli, i srazu nachal razdumyvat', kak ego obustroit'. Ponachalu Paddington, kak ehto s nim chasto sluchalos', popal v peredelku i chut' ne lishilsya svoej dragocennoj banki s marmeladom. Zato potom yunyj medved'-sadovod poluchil zolotuyu zvezdu za luchshij sad!Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington and the busy day

Paddington and the busy day

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2014

V ehtot den' medvezhonok Paddington hotel vskopat' gryadki, no dozhd' sputal vse ego plany. Nu chto zh, est' ved' i drugie zanyatiya! Mozhno, k primeru, navesti poryadok na cherdake. A esli v processe uborki ehtazhom nizhe sluchajno obrazuetsya dyra v potolke, Paddington vsegda sumeet zamaskirovat' ee, sdelav kollazh iz svoej kollekcii pochtovyh marok. Pover'te, poluchitsya yarko i krasivo!Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2014

Kak veselo vstretit' Rozhdestvo? Konechno, v kompanii medvezhonka Paddingtona!Odnazhdy pod Rozhdestvo on priglasil druzej v gosti k Dedu Morozu. Paddington dolgo kopil karmannye den'gi dlya ehtoj poezdki (k schast'yu, Snezhnaya ctrana po sluchayu prazdnika otkrylas' v bol'shom londonskom magazine, tak chto ekhat' daleko ne prishlos') i dazhe prigotovil spisok podarkov dlya sebya i svoih druzej. ZHal' tol'ko, Ded Moroz ne byl znakom s medvezhonkom i ne znal, chto k vstreche s nim nuzhno gotovit'sya zaranee.Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington and the Grand Tour

Paddington and the Grand Tour

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2014

Otpravlyayas' na progulku po Londonu, Paddington i predstavit' sebe ne mog, v kakuyu istoriyu on popadyot. A vsyo potomu, chto u voditelya ehkskursionnogo avtobusa ne okazalos' putevoditelya na peruanskom yazyke. No Paddington ne privyk unyvat'. On ne rasteryaetsya dazhe v samoj zaputannoj situacii.Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington Minds the House

Paddington Minds the House

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2014

Paddington ochen' ne lyubit sidet' slozha lapy. Dazhe v samyj skuchnyj den' on obyazatel'no najdyot chem zanyat'sya. Mozhet byt', on reshit propylesosit' eshchyo ne ispechyonnyj shokoladnyj tort, ili raskrasit' ne narisovannye frukty, ili nakleit' marki ne v al'bom, a na potolok... V lyubom sluchae, on slavno provedyot vremya!Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington the Artist

Paddington the Artist

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2014

Odnazhdy Paddington i ego drug mister Kruber posetili vystavku kartin pod otkrytym nebom. Medvezhonok tak vdohnovilsya uvidennym, chto reshil ustroit' sobstvennyj vernisazh. YUnogo hudozhnika privlekayut samye raznye syuzhety - ot zakata na ulice Vindzorskij Sad do semejnogo portreta. Vot tol'ko hvatit li emu kraski na vse ulybki?Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington: the oridginal story of the bear from Peru

Paddington: the oridginal story of the bear from Peru

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2014

EHta istoriya nachalas' v Londone, na Paddingtonskom vokzale. Malen'kij medvezhonok, priekhavshij iz Dremuchego Peru, terpelivo stoyal i zhdal, poka kto-nibud' obratit na nego vnimanie. K schast'yu, mister i missis Braun reshili pozabotit'sya ob otvazhnom puteshestvennike, i skoro Paddington stal polnopravnym chlenom ih sem'i. Kak i vsyakij vospitannyj medvezhonok, Paddington staralsya byt' poleznym v dome. No pochemu-to vse ego zatei prevrashchalis' v prodelki i prokazy.Takoj uzh ehto medved' - gde on, tam nikogda ne byvaet skuchno.

Paddington at the Tower

Paddington at the Tower

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2014

The irresistible, classic bear from Darkest Peru, who was found on Paddington station, causes havoc while out sight-seeing! When Paddington visits the Tower of London he makes sure he has enough marmalade sandwiches to sustain him - a whole suitcase in fact! Unfortunately, it is not only bears who like sandwiches as Paddington is soon to discover...

Paddington and the Grand Tour (Read Aloud)

Paddington and the Grand Tour (Read Aloud)

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2014

The classic bear from Darkest Peru, who was found on Paddington Station, returns for a day of London sightseeing in this hilarious picture book!With his suitcase packed full of marmalade sandwiches and Mrs Bird's umbrella (in case it rains), Paddington sets out for a day of sightseeing with his friend, Mr Gruber. How can he know that the tourists will think he's their tour guide? And how is he to guess that they will follow him everywhere?

Paddington at the Carnival (Read Aloud)

Paddington at the Carnival (Read Aloud)

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2014

A funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru - soon to be a major movie star!Paddington has never been to a carnival before, so Mr Gruber takes him down to the canal to join in the fun. Hoping to win a boat ride for two, the friends enter the Busy Bee Adventure Trail. Paddington soon discovers that he's very good at spotting things beginning with the letter B, but it seems that he's not the only one with his eye on the prize...

Paddington at the Palace (Read Aloud)

Paddington at the Palace (Read Aloud)

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2014

New cover reissue of this funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru.When Mr Gruber takes Paddington to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, there are so many people in the way he can't see a thing. Luckily, a mysterious someone 'on high' appears to like small bears...

Paddington at the Zoo (Read Aloud)

Paddington at the Zoo (Read Aloud)

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2014

A funny story about the irresistible, classic bear from Darkest Peru - soon to be a major movie star!When Paddington visits the zoo, he takes enough marmalade sandwiches with him to last all day. However, he is none too pleased when he realises how popular they are with the zoo's inhabitants!

Paddington the Artist (Read Aloud)

Paddington the Artist (Read Aloud)

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2014

When Mr Gruber shows Paddington an outdoor painting exhibition he is inspired to take up a new hobby...He collects all his paints and brushes from his room and goes out into the garden to work on his masterpieces. Soon Paddington has enough pictures to open his own exhibition outside No. 32 Windsor Gardens. Paddington becomes rather discouraged when no one stops to buy one. But there is one mysterious person who appreciates Paddington's art...AGE 4-7

Paddington at the Tower

Paddington at the Tower

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2014

The irresistible, classic bear from Darkest Peru, who was found on Paddington station, causes havoc while out sight-seeing!When Paddington visits the Tower of London he makes sure he has enough marmalade sandwiches to sustain him - a whole suitcase in fact!Unfortunately, it is not only bears who like sandwiches as Paddington is soon to discover...

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Tangled Web

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Tangled Web

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2014

When Monsieur Pamplemousse is summoned into the head office of Le Guide by the director, Henri Leclercq, he is unaware of the chaos that is about to erupt. Accompanied by his faithful bloodhound, Pommes Frites, Pamplemousse attempts to solve Leclercq's plaintive conundrums - all of which relate back to his mobster uncle-in-law.The crime-solving duo gallivant around Paris and become tangled up in seemingly arbitrary problems; a letter about a juicy steak horrifyingly turned into a brisket; a dead restaurant owner; a giant truffle delivered by post and the imminent arrival of the vivacious Caterina, the mobster's niece.With all these obstacles at hand, Pamplemousse attempts to unravel each dilemma but it quickly proves impossible as they overlap and tangle at every turn. As he battles with this confounding case, it becomes apparent that these events are much more sinister and inextricably linked than first thought ...

Paddington's Adventures

Paddington's Adventures

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2014

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this volume of hilarious classic stories from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! I do wish I could see into Paddington's mind, said Mrs Brown, I know something's going on. I can recognise the signs. When the Brown family find Paddington on Paddington station, their lives are soon changed forever... for whether he is taking an interest in detective work, learning to sew or ballroom dancing - extraordinary things just seem to happen to a bear called Paddington.... Three favourite Paddington stories - Paddington Goes to Town, Paddington Takes the Air and Paddington on Top are brought together in this hilarious classic collection. For sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

The Power of Others Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do

The Power of Others Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Discover how in almost every area of our lives, our behaviour is influenced far more by others than we'd like to imagine Teenage cliques, jihadist cells, army units, polar expeditions, and football hooligans - on the face of it, each of these groups might seem exceptional, but the forces that bind and drive them can affect us all. In recent decades, psychologists have uncovered how and why our innate socialness holds huge sway over how we think and act, propelling us to both high achievement and unthinking cruelty. We are beholden to our peers, even when we think we're calling the shots. This is the power of others. In this captivating work, science writer Michael Bond investigates the latest breakthroughs in social psychology to reveal how to guard against groupthink, build better teamwork, identify shared objectives, become more ethical, and survive moments of isolation. A fascinating blend of evolutionary theory, behavourial science, and remarkable case studies, The Power of Others will teach you to truly harness your collective self.

Paddington Novels 1-3 (Paddington)

Paddington Novels 1-3 (Paddington)

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2013

Bringing together three favourite novels about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru.Book 1 - A Bear Called Paddington:Paddington Bear travels all the way from Darkest Peru and meets the Brown family on Paddington station for the first time. Since then the Browns' lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around.Book 2 - More About Paddington:Whether he is attempting home decorating, detective work or photography, Paddington always causes his own special brand of chaos!Book 3 - Paddington Helps OutSomehow, trouble comes naturally to Paddington. What other bear could catch a fish in his hat, or cause havoc in the Browns' kitchen just trying to be helpful?Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years.

Paddington Complete Novels (Paddington)

Paddington Complete Novels (Paddington)

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2013

Brought together for the very first time, all 13 novels about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru!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... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around.From arriving at Paddington station and meeting the Brown family, to being mistaken for a famous athlete, with plenty of laugh-out-lad mishaps along the way, there is certainly never a dull moment in this fabulous story collection!Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years.

Monsieur Pamplemousse on Probation

Monsieur Pamplemousse on Probation

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2013

The esteemed creator of Paddington Bear concocts another delicious escapade for Monsieur Pamplemousse and star sniffer dog Pommes Frites Monsieur Pamplemousse finds himself in deep water when an unfortunate collision with a Mother Superior is caught on camera by the French tabloids. To avoid media attention, he is sent to report on chef Andre Dulac, currently in line for Le Guide's top award of the Golden Stock Pot Lid. But Pamplemousse's stay at the Hotel Dulac is far from uneventful. His encounters with mysterious bloodstains, a strangely vibrating girl and a secret family legacy open a can of worms which threatens the very sanctity of France's premier gastronomic bible ...

Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines

Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2013

The famed creator of Paddington Bear concocts another complex case for crime-solvers Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites When Monsieur Pamplemousse is offered a free ticket to Cuisine de Chavignol, France's premier TV cookery programme, he is unenthusiastic - there's something fishy about the culinary expertise of its host. But when the show ends in disaster, Pamplemousse finds himself with something more suspicious on his hands: a puzzling case of murder. Pommes Frites, sniffer dog extraordinaire, has his own views on the matter, but how can he convey the truth to his unwitting master? Soon Pamplemousse and his faithful bloodhound find themselves caught up in a bizarre world of illusions, unrequited lust and blackmail in high places.

Paddington Races Ahead

Paddington Races Ahead

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! My legs are a bit short for the pole vault! repeated Paddington hotly. But they've always been that way. Somehow Paddington always manages to find himself in unusual situations. So it is no surprise when he gets into a spot of bother with some shaving cream, causes a London bus to be evacuated, and is mistaken for a famous Peruvian hurdler by a film crew. There's never a dull moment when a certain bear is around! For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Monsieur Pamplemousse Afloat

Monsieur Pamplemousse Afloat

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2012

The beloved creator of Paddington Bear provides another taste of mystery for crime-solving duo Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites When the Director of Le Guide offers up a holiday on the Canal de Bourgogne, Monsieur Pamplemousse is unaware that there are strings attached - several, in fact. Things are not quite as peaceful as they seem among the vineyards of Burgundy, and family rivalries and resentments from long past culminate in a series of strange occurrences. Monsieur Pamplemousse, accompanied of course by his faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites, finds himself caught up in the trouble. Before the holiday is over the crime-solving duo will have to cope with the perils of portholes, a dead parrot, missing undergarments, the advances of a Marilyn Monroe lookalike, and an assassin disguised as a nun...

Monsieur Pamplemousse on Vacation

Monsieur Pamplemousse on Vacation

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2012

The celebrated creator of Paddington Bear creates another recipe for adventure for his heroes Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites. Monsieur Pamplemousse is looking forward to a well-earned break in the South of France courtesy of his employer - all he has to do is collect a piece of artwork for Le Guide's Director. But when his contact fails to show and a dismembered body is washed up outside the hotel, the holiday mood evaporates. As Pamplemousse struggles with the case (and with modern technology) his ever-faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites is on hand offering proof why, during his time with the Paris Surete, he was one of their top sniffer dogs.

Paddington Races Ahead (Paddington)

Paddington Races Ahead (Paddington)

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2012

Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new, illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond!"e;My legs are a bit short for the pole vault!"e; repeated Paddington hotly. "e;But they've always been that way."e;Somehow Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in unusual situations. So it is no surprise when he gets into a spot of bother with some shaving cream, causes a London bus to be evacuated, and is mistaken for a famous Peruvian hurdler by a film crew. There's never a dull moment when a certain bear is around!Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years.

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Militant Midwives

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Militant Midwives

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2012

THE ACCLAIMED CREATOR OF PADDINGTON BEAR DISHES UP A DASTARDLY PLOT FOR MONSIEUR PAMPLEMOUSSE AND POMMES FRITES TO UNRAVEL. It isn't every day that a coffin explodes during a funeral ceremony. Barely escaping with his life, thanks to a warning howl from his faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites, Monsieur Pamplemousse can only wonder who was behind the explosion ...and if they were also responsible for the demise of the coffin's inhabitant. But then another urgent matter comes to his attention: a terrorist group is planning to poison the food chain. Monsieur Pamplemousse, together with Pommes Frites and a rather strange ally, must spearhead an elite group to stop the catastrophe ...

Paddington Goes For Gold

Paddington Goes For Gold

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2012

A brand new picture book starring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family sports event, with hilarious results!When Paddington attends a local family sports event with the Brown family, he can't wait to try his paw at as many activities as possible. But, as always, when Paddington is around, things do not quite go according to plan... with outrageously sticky results. And as Paddington soon finds out, it's not winning that counts, it's the taking part... Will Paddington go home with any prizes?

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2011

When Monsieur Pamplemousse got an urgent summons from the Director of Le Guide, he knew that there was trouble at the top. His faithful canine companion, Pommes Frites, noticed it too. But neither of them expected that the trouble would involve a nun who was in the habit of joining the Mile High Club or a full-scale smear campaign targeting Le Guide's credibility as France 's premiere restaurant and hotel guide. Someone has been spreading worrying rumors among the staff and infiltrating the company files awarding hotels prizes for bedbugs and praising egg and chips signature dishes. Even Pommes Frites has become a victim of the assault. It could all spell the ruin for Le Guide, but Pamplemousse is on the case...

Monsieur Pamplemousse & Carbon Footprint

Monsieur Pamplemousse & Carbon Footprint

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2011

In an attempt to improve the lacklustre reputation of France's most prestigious culinary guide, Le Guide, in America, the director persuades Monsieur Pamplemousse to write a play for the guide's benefit, complete with a walk-on part for faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites. Emphasising the importance of a healthy lifestyle to decrease one's carbon footprint, Monsieur Pamplemousse tries to impress the well-renowned American food-critic Jay Corby, whose positive review would revitalise the guide's credibility. But disaster strikes on opening night when a manoeuvre with a trapdoor causes Corby to storm out in a rage. Monsieur Pamplemousse must find him before he ruins everything for Le Guide. Once again he can rely on star sniffer dog Pommes Frites, who is hot on the trail of their only lead: a flimsy undergarment belonging to an exotic dancer they came across in a state of undress before the start of the show ...

Paddington's Cookery Book

Paddington's Cookery Book

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2011

Get your paws sticky with Paddington in this fun-filled family cook book! From bear-shaped cookies to marmalade sausages, with treats from around the world, there is something for everyone in this unique collection of recipes. The perfect gift for Paddington fans of all ages! Paddington has collected together all of his favourite recipes in this wonderful family cookbook. Try your paw at bear-faced party pizzas, sticky marmalade sausages, fizzy jelly, Aunt Lucy's guacamole, Mr Gruber's chicken paprika and Mrs Bird's beef stew. Packed full of anecdotes of Paddington's own hilarious kitchen experiences, along with memories of sampling various dishes, this book is every bit as fun to read as it is instructional! Tie on your apron, and get stuck in!

Paddington's Guide to London

Paddington's Guide to London

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

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.

The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young

The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young

Author: Michael Bond Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/04/2011

Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, six best-loved classic picture books are brought together in one lavish volume, truly to be treasured. This sumptuous treasury brings together six of the most popular stories: Paddington Paddington at the Zoo Paddington at the Palace Paddington in the Garden Paddington and the Marmalaze Maze Paddington the Artist

Paddington's London Treasury

Paddington's London Treasury

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2011

Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. Now four of the best-loved classic London picture books are brought together in one volume. 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... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around. This fun-filled treasury brings together four of Paddington hilarious London-based picture book adventures for the first time. Paddington at the Zoo Paddington at the Palace Paddington and the Marmalade Maze Paddngton and the Grand Tour

Paddington Buggy Book

Paddington Buggy Book

Author: Michael Bond Format: Board book Release Date: 31/03/2011

Follow a day in the life of the nation's favourite bear, Paddington, with this adorable rhyming board book, complete with elasticated fabric strap and buggy attachment. Paddington is now a major movie star! Rise and shine! From getting up and getting dressed, to going shopping and getting ready for bed all over again, Paddington Bear is constantly on the move! It's a good job his routine is broken up with a few marmalade sandwiches to keep up his energy levels! Attach this book to a buggy, cot or highchair and get up and about with Paddington Bear. Perfect for babies on the move!

Paddington and the Grand Tour

Paddington and the Grand Tour

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2011

The classic bear from Darkest Peru, who was found on Paddington Station, returns for a day of London sightseeing in this hilarious picture book! With his suitcase packed full of marmalade sandwiches and Mrs Bird's umbrella (in case it rains), Paddington sets out for a day of sightseeing with his friend, Mr Gruber. How can he know that the tourists will think he's their tour guide? And how is he to guess that they will follow him everywhere?

Paddington

Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2010

The classic story of a much-loved bear - Paddington! Join Paddington and the Browns as they start their adventures at Paddington Station and relive their treasured story. Paddington Bear first met the Brown family at a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and a label reading 'Please look after this bear'. Without further ado, Mr and Mrs Brown promptly welcomed the adventurous bear into their family, and in honour of their meeting place they named him Paddington. The Browns soon discover that Paddington is a most unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath - become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around.

Ursus Nomine Paddington: A Bear Called Paddington

Ursus Nomine Paddington: A Bear Called Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2010

A wonderful Latin edition of the classic story of Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru, who was found lost on Paddington Station. The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon found that Paddington was a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside became quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington was involved.

Paddington At The Carnival

Paddington At The Carnival

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2010

Paddington visits the Spring carnival in Little Venice. It's Springtime again and Mr Gruber is taking Paddington down to the canal to join in the the fun at the Spring Carnival. Hoping to win a boat ride for two, the friends enter the Busy Bee Adventure Trail. Paddington soon discovers that he's very good at spotting things beginning with the letter B, but it seems that he's not the only one with his eye on the prize...

Paddington A Day At The Seaside & Other Stories

Paddington A Day At The Seaside & Other Stories

Author: Michael Bond Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/04/2010

Worth his weight in marmalade sandwiches, here's Paddington in four more favourite adventures. Whether he's playing in the sand, going to the theatre, picnicking on the river or enjoying Christmas Day, you can be sure life will be full of surprises! The stories are `A Day at the Seaside', `Pantomime Time', `A Picnic on the River' and `Paddington's Christmas.' Introduced by Michael Hordern, who narrated the original BBC TV series Paddington. 1 CD. 1 hr.

Paddington  A Day At The Seaside & Other Stories

Paddington A Day At The Seaside & Other Stories

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2010

Worth his weight in marmalade sandwiches, here's Paddington in four more favourite adventures. Whether he's playing in the sand, going to the theatre, picnicking on the river or enjoying Christmas Day, you can be sure life will be full of surprises! The stories are 'A Day at the Seaside', 'Pantomime Time', 'A Picnic on the River' and 'Paddington's Christmas.' Introduced by Michael Hordern, who narrated the original BBC TV series Paddington.

Paddington The Artist

Paddington The Artist

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2010

When Mr Gruber shows Paddington an outdoor painting exhibition he is inspired to take up a new hobby... After attending an Outside Exhibition, Paddington is inspired to take up painting himself. He gets busy with his own paints and holds his own exhibition, but is discouraged by the problems of self portraiture - forgetting what he looks like in the mirror! Then a mystery art collector buys up his entire works. This is just the boost he needs, and he's soon busily trying his first family portrait!

Paddington in the Garden

Paddington in the Garden

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

When Paddington starts to make a list of all the nice things he can think of about being a bear and living with the Browns he is sure to include 'the garden'. Paddington feels very lucky to have such a nice garden, especially as he has his own little patch in it, to keep him out of mischief!But when Paddington is around things are rarely simple and he soon finds that gardening is not as easy as he had first thought. He sets out, with a jar of marmalade of course, to look for ideas and ends up in a building site behind the Browns' garden. He is sure that if he climbs up a nearby ladder he will get an excellent view of his own little garden and that will help him with his design.Unfortunately, bears, building sites and marmalade don't really mix. But, as usual, Paddington is able to turn circumstances to his advantage and come out on top after all!

Paddington at the Palace

Paddington at the Palace

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

When Mr Gruber takes Paddington to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, there are so many people in the way he can't see a thing. But a mysterious someone 'on high' comes to his rescue and Paddington has a very good idea who it might be.READ BY PAUL VAUGHAN. When Mr Gruber takes Paddington to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, there are so many people in the way he can't see a thing. Luckily, a mysterious someone 'on high' appears to like small bears...

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

A funny, festive picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. When the Browns take Paddington to the Christmas grotto at the local department store, their journey through the Winter Wonderland is full of unexpected surprises. But the best surprise is a present from Santa. After all, who else would find the perfect present for a bear like Paddington? Join Paddington on his festive adventure as he discovers why Santa Claus makes everyone's Christmas so special.

Paddington and the Grand Tour

Paddington and the Grand Tour

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

Paddington is delighted when his friend Mr Gruber suggests going for a day out in the city. He is even more excited when he discovers they will be going on a tour bus.Unfortunately, the other tourists think he is their tour guide and follow him everywhere and soon the bear from Darkest Peru is soon deep in his own special brand of chaos.READ BY PAUL VAUGHAN. Paddington is very excited. He is going on a day trip around the city with his friend, Mr Gruber. With his suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches and Mrs Bird's umbrella in case it rains, the bear from darkest Peru is ready for anything. Or almost. How is Paddington to know that the other tourists will think he was their tour guide? And how could he guess that they will follow him everywhere? Chaos and humour are hand-in-hand in this new story about the bear who always gets it right in the end.

More About Paddington

More About Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

"e;Bears like Paddington are very rare,,? says Mrs Bird, "e;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.READ BY STEPHEN FRY. 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 a slightly unusual one.As he says himself, "e;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.

Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

As usual, Paddington manages to turn a perfectly normal outing into an adventure. Mr Gruber and Paddington are just about to be followed home by a crowd of eager tourists, when Paddington manages to lose them all in the maze. But, mysteriously, Paddington and Mr Gruber manage to escape from the maze unscathed.READ BY THE WONDERFUL JIM BROADBENT! As usual, Paddington manages to turn a perfectly normal outing into an adventure. Mr Gruber and Paddington are just about to be followed home by a crowd of eager tourists, when Paddington manages to lose them all in the maze. But, mysteriously, Paddington and Mr Gruber manage to escape from the maze unscathed.

Paddington at the Zoo

Paddington at the Zoo

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

When Paddington hears that he his going to visit the zoo he is very excited and makes 6 marmalade sandwiches to take with him in honour of the occasion.But at the zoo things don't go to plan. There are some very fierce, not to mention hungry animals there. It is not Paddington they are after though, it is his elevenses!Read beautifully by actor Jim Broadbent.

Paddington Here and Now

Paddington Here and Now

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new novel from master storyteller Michael Bond!'I'm not a foreigner,' exclaimed Paddington hotly. 'I'm from Darkest Peru.'READ BY STEPHEN FRY!! Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in tricky situations, sometimes extraordinary situations. Like the time he had a difficult encounter with a policeman or when he found himself in deep water with a newspaper reporter. But since arriving from his native Peru after an earthquake Paddington has always felt at home with the Brown family who found him on Paddington station. Then one day, a surprise visitor arrives at thirty-two Windsor Gardens. Is it time for Paddington to decide where 'home' really is?In 2008 Michael Bond's first novel featuring the adventures of Paddington Bear will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Paddington's amazing ability to get into and out of trouble is at the heart of the countless stories that have been loved the world over ever since. However, it is many years since a new novel has been published, and in celebration of this landmark, Michael Bond has written the funniest and the most moving Paddington novel ever.

Paddington at the Carnival

Paddington at the Carnival

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

A funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru - soon to be a major movie star! Paddington has never been to a carnival before, so Mr Gruber takes him down to the canal to join in the fun. Hoping to win a boat ride for two, the friends enter the Busy Bee Adventure Trail. Paddington soon discovers that he's very good at spotting things beginning with the letter B, but it seems that he's not the only one with his eye on the prize...

Paddington - King of the Castle

Paddington - King of the Castle

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2009

Paddington is introduced to younger readers in these attractive picture books, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary. When Paddington Bear goes to the beach, nothing goes quite according to plan ... especially when, one by one, he is joined by ten hungry seagulls. Will Paddington's lunchtime snack be safe? Pre-schoolers will love counting with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!

Paddington and the Disappearing Sandwich

Paddington and the Disappearing Sandwich

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2009

Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, now a major movie star! Reissued with attractive new cover branding. When Paddington Bear goes to town looking for different shapes, he soon discovers that some are much longer-lasting than others... especially if they happen to be very tasty! Pre-schoolers will love identifying shapes on this journey with everyone's favourite bear, Paddington!

Paddington at the Rainbow's End

Paddington at the Rainbow's End

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2009

Paddington is introduced to younger readers in these attractive picture books, starring one of the world's best-loved characters, Paddington Bear, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary. Paddington Bear loves all the colours of the rainbow. But after a long day shopping in town, there is one particular colour that he likes above all others... Pre-schoolers will love learning about colours with the help of everyone's favourite bear!

Paddington Please Look After This Bear & Other Stories

Paddington Please Look After This Bear & Other Stories

Author: Michael Bond Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 09/04/2009

Four charming tales starring the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru. The stories are: `Please Look After This Bear', `A Bear in Hot Water', `A Disappearing Trick' and `Paddington and the Amateur Dramatics.' `Please look after this bear' said the label around Paddington's neck, so the Brown family take him home and do just that. Life with Paddington, however, is full of surprises -as you'll find out in these four great dramatised stories! 1 CD. 50 mins.

Paddington  Please Look After This Bear & Other Stories

Paddington Please Look After This Bear & Other Stories

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2009

Four charming tales starring the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru. The stories are: 'Please Look After This Bear', 'A Bear in Hot Water', 'A Disappearing Trick' and 'Paddington and the Amateur Dramatics.' 'Please look after this bear' said the label around Paddington's neck, so the Brown family take him home and do just that. Life with Paddington, however, is full of surprises -as you'll find out in these four great dramatised stories!

Paddington Here and Now

Paddington Here and Now

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! 'I'm not a foreigner,' exclaimed Paddington hotly. 'I'm from Darkest Peru.' Paddington has always felt at home with the Brown family. Then one day, a mysterious visitor arrives at number thirty-two Windsor Gardens. Is it time for Paddington to decide where `home' really is? For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Paddington at the Zoo

Paddington at the Zoo

Author: Michael Bond Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/02/2009

When Paddington hears that he his going to visit the zoo he is very excited and makes 6 marmalade sandwiches to take with him in honour of the occasion. But at the zoo things don't go to plan. There are some very fierce, not to mention hungry animals there. It is not Paddington they are after though, it is his elevenses! Read beautifully by actor Jim Broadbent.

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2008

A funny, festive picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. When the Browns take Paddington to the Christmas grotto at the local department store, their journey through the Winter Wonderland is full of unexpected surprises. But the best surprise is a present from Santa. After all, who else would find the perfect present for a bear like Paddington? Join Paddington on his festive adventure as he discovers why Santa Claus makes everyone's Christmas so special.

Paddington in the Garden

Paddington in the Garden

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2008

A funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru - soon to be a major movie star! For Paddington, one of the nicest things about being a bear and living with the Brown family is being able to share their lovely garden. But gardens don't just happen, and the one at number thirty-two Windsor Gardens keeps the whole family busy, so Paddington is only too pleased to lend a paw when they give him a chance. He may not have `green fingers', but the fact that paws and marmalade are never far apart leads to some unexpectedly colourful results during National Garden Week!

Bear Called Paddington

Bear Called Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2008

The classic story of Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru, who was found lost on Paddington Station."e;A bear on Paddington Station?"e; said Mrs Brown in amazement. "e;Don't be silly - there can't be."e;The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat.The Browns soon found that Paddington was a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside became quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington was involved.

Paddington Here and Now

Paddington Here and Now

Author: Michael Bond Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/06/2008

Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! 'I'm not a foreigner,' exclaimed Paddington hotly. 'I'm from Darkest Peru.' Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in tricky situations, sometimes extraordinary situations. Like the time he had a difficult encounter with a policeman or when he found himself in deep water with a newspaper reporter. But since arriving from his native Peru after an earthquake Paddington has always felt at home with the Brown family who found him on Paddington station. Until one day, a surprise visitor arrives at thirty-two Windsor Gardens. Is it time for Paddington to decide where 'home' really is?

The Best of Paddington on CD

The Best of Paddington on CD

Author: Michael Bond Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/06/2008

Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in these fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Michael Bond! Celebrating 50 years of the nation's favourite bear. Enjoy Paddington in these three classic stories including `A Bear Called Paddington', `More about Paddington' and `Here and Now'. Read by Stephen Fry enjoy these classic childrens stories about our intrepid furry hero from Darkest Peru!!!

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution

Author: Michael Bond Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2007

When Monsieur Pamplemousse gets an urgent summons from the Director of Le Guide, he knew that there was trouble at the top. His faithful canine companion, Pommes Frites, noticed it too. But neither of them expected that the trouble would involve a nun who was in the habit of joining the Mile High Club or a full-scale smear campaign targeting Le Guide's credibility as France's premiere restaurant and hotel guide. Someone has been spreading worrying rumors among the staff and infiltrating the company files - awarding hotels prizes for bedbugs and praising egg and chips signature dishes. Even Pommes Frites has become a victim of the assault. It could all spell the ruin for Le Guide, but Pamplemousse is on the case...

More About Paddington

More About Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2007

"e;Bears like Paddington are very rare,"e; says Mrs. Bird, "e;and a good thing too, or it would cost us a small fortune in marmalade."e;It's a good thing for lots of reasons that bears like Paddington are rare. Whether it is his attempts at home decorating, detective work or photography, the bear from Darkest Peru causes his own special brand of chaos.

Paddington

Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

For six decades, stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world. The classic story of the bear from Darkest Peru who arrived at Paddington Station with nothing but a suitcase, a half-empty jar of marmalade and a label that read, `Please look after this bear. Thank you.' Mr and Mrs Brown discovered him, named him Paddington and welcomed him to their home, where he has lived ever since.

Paddington's Suitcase

Paddington's Suitcase

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

Enjoy eight delightful Paddington story books in this special gift edition suitcase. Children's favourite, Paddington is al bear of earnest good intentions who gets drawn into mishap and adventure at every turn. Thankfully his great sense of logic and determination manage to get him out of most scrapes, albeit in perhaps some rather unconventional ways. Find out what happens when Paddington gets all the wrong kind of attention at the zoo, goes on a funfair ride and `helps' around the house... The Paddington books contained in the suitcase are: Paddington and the Busy Day Paddington and the Marmalade Maze Paddington and the Tutti Frutti Rainbow Paddington at the Fair Paddington at the Palace Paddington at the Zoo Paddington Minds the House Paddington the Artist

Olga Follows Her Nose

Olga Follows Her Nose

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Lots of exciting things are happening in the Sawdust household, and Olga da Polga is right in the thick of them. First of all she finds a strange jigsaw puzzle that looks good enough to eat, and then she discovers a mysterious visitor in the garden who thinks that she looks good enough to eat! How is Olga going to get out of this sticky situation? More crazy schemes and outrageous tall tales from the fantastic Olga da Polga.

Olga Moves House

Olga Moves House

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Olga is delighted when the Sawdust family move her inside their house for the winter. She has her own box in the corner of the dining room where she spends her days watching the comings and goings in the house. But when she decides to do a spot of decorating, things don't go according to plan ...More fun and mayhem from the outrageous Olga da Polga and all her garden friends.

Olga Carries On

Olga Carries On

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2006

There are new arrivals in the Sawdust family and Olga is very keen to meet them. Who are the mysterious creatures living in a palace upstairs in the bedroom? It isn't long before Olga finds out - and the lucky newcomers are just in time to hear her very first poetry recital!

Olga Takes Charge

Olga Takes Charge

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2006

It's a busy time in the Sawdust household and Olga is right in the thick of it. She gives out advice to the other animals in the garden, takes part in a sponsored squeak, and even goes jogging! But even though she has lots to do, she still finds time to entertain her friends with her tall tales and amazing stories.

Olga Meets Her Match

Olga Meets Her Match

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2006

Olga da Polga goes visiting and meets Boris, a Russian guinea-pig. Olga and Boris become firm friends and Olga is surprised to discover that Boris can tell even taller tales than she can! Soon the time comes for her to return to her own garden, but Olga doesn't mind - she can't wait to tell all the other animals about her trip and to give them a demonstration of her Russian dancing skills ...

Bear Called Paddington

Bear Called Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2005

Paddington Bear had traveled 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 ... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.Read by Stephen Fry

A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2003

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! A bear on Paddington Station? said Mrs Brown in amazement. Don't be silly - there can't be. 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... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved. For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

More About Paddington

More About Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/11/2003

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.

A A Bear Called Paddington A Bear Called Paddington Complete & Unabridged

A A Bear Called Paddington A Bear Called Paddington Complete & Unabridged

Author: Michael Bond Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/07/2003

The classic story of Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru, who was found lost on Paddington Station. A bear on Paddington Station? said Mrs Brown in amazement. Don't be silly - there can't be. The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat.The Browns soon found that Paddington was a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside became quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington was involved.

Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2001

Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a visit to Hampton Court. As usual, Paddington manages to turn a perfectly normal outing into an adventure. Mr Gruber and Paddington are just about to be followed home by a crowd of eager tourists, when Paddington manages to lose them all in the maze. But, mysteriously, Paddington and Mr Gruber manage to escape from the maze unscathed.

Paddington: My Scrapbook

Paddington: My Scrapbook

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2001

Paddington Bear's Adventures have been treasured by readers for over 40 years. Now his Peruvian points of interest and whimsical misadventures have been recorded in a scrapbook format. Read all about Paddington's life and times in this full colour, interactive novelty scrapbook filled with flaps, fold outs and the occasional marmalade stain! This collection of Paddington's particulars, culled from the original novels and picture books, is chock-full of important memorabilia: snapshots of family and friends, newspaper clippings, and never-before revealed facts about the world's most delightful bear. This extra-special memoir will delight Paddington fans everywhere.

Paddington the Artist

Paddington the Artist

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2000

When Mr Gruber shows Paddington an outdoor painting exhibition he is inspired to take up a new hobby... He collects all his paints and brushes from his room and goes out into the garden to work on his masterpieces. Soon Paddington has enough pictures to open his own exhibition outside No. 32 Windsor Gardens. Paddington becomes rather discouraged when no one stops to buy one. But there is one mysterious person who appreciates Paddington's art... AGE 4-7

Paddington at the Zoo

Paddington at the Zoo

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2000

A funny story about the irresistible, classic bear from Darkest Peru - soon to be a major movie star! When Paddington visits the zoo, he takes enough marmalade sandwiches with him to last all day. However, he is none too pleased when he realises how popular they are with the zoo's inhabitants!

Paddington Takes the Test

Paddington Takes the Test

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/1999

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! Congratulations on passing your driving test! said the examiner, grimly. Who would have thought it possible when he has just sat on Paddington's marmalade sandwiches and been driven into the car in front? But then, he hasn't tested many bears before. For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Paddington Takes the Air

Paddington Takes the Air

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/1999

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! `I do wish I could see into Paddington's mind,' said Mrs Brown, `I know something's going on. I can recognise the signs.' And there is plenty of cause for concern when Paddington takes an interest in detective work. Not to mention sewing and ballroom dancing! For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Paddington Storybook Treasury (Colo

Paddington Storybook Treasury (Colo

Author: Michael Bond Format: Book Release Date: 06/04/1999

Paddington on Top

Paddington on Top

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/1999

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! Goodness gracious! cried Mrs Bird. What on earth's that bear doing now? Nothing is ever straightforward where Paddington is concerned. Whether he's going to school, visiting the seaside or attempting to keep fit - one thing always leads to another. For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Paddington Goes To Town

Paddington Goes To Town

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/1998

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! Paddington doesn't intentionally turn his friend's wedding into an uproar by getting the wedding ring stuck on his paw. Nor does he mean Mr Curry to slip on his marmalade sandwich in the middle of an important golf shot. But these sort of things just happen to a bear like Paddington! For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Paddington at Work

Paddington at Work

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/1998

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! There hasn't been a single disaster since Paddington came back from Peru. But he soon makes up for lost time. The Stock Exchange, the ballet, the barber's shop, Mr Curry's kitchen... nothing is safe when Paddington gets to work. For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Paddington Marches On

Paddington Marches On

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/1998

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! Paddington's fondness for marmalade earns him an invitation to an important ceremony . It also leads him into a lot of very stick trouble, but as always he managed to come out on top. For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Paddington At Large

Paddington At Large

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/1998

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! Even Paddington can't come to much harm in half an hour, said Mrs Brown optimistically. But who else other than Paddington could hang Mr Curry's lawnmower from a treetop or set Father Christmas' beard on fire? For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Paddington Helps Out

Paddington Helps Out

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/1997

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! Oh dear! said Paddington, I'm in trouble again. Somehow trouble always comes naturally to Paddington. What other bear could catch a fish in his hat, or cause havoc in the Browns' kitchen just by trying to be helpful? For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

More About Paddington

More About Paddington

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/1997

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! As Paddington says himself, Things happen to me - I'm that sort of bear. And, with his attempts at home decorating, detective work and photography, the Brown family soon find that Paddington causes his own particular brand of chaos. For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

Paddington Abroad

Paddington Abroad

Author: Michael Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/1997

To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star! Paddington is in charge of the EYETINNERY and, as Mrs Bird mutters darkly, There's no knowing where we might end up. But Paddington is planning some very good holiday `doings' indeed for the Browns. And he even becomes the only bear ever to ride in the famous Tour de France bicycle race! For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.

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