Love from Paddington

Written by Michael Bond

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Much-loved Paddington shares accounts of his adventures and his thoughts about his life in London in a series of letters to his Aunt Lucy in The Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru. As might be expected, Paddington has a delightfully warm-hearted view of the world while also showing great affection for his much-loved Aunt.  Every letter is signed off with a Paddington paw print and they are illustrated with Peggy Fortnum’s original illustrations as well some new illustrations by R.W. Alley. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Love from Paddington Synopsis

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!

Rachel Denwood, HarperCollins, says ‘It gives me great pleasure to see Paddington, the iconic London bear and his creator Michael Bond, both of whom are dearly loved by all of us at HarperCollins, taking on the world with this beautiful book of letters and a major film.’

Michael Bond says ‘It isn’t generally known, but bears are very good at writing letters.’

Love from Paddington Press Reviews

'...a jolly ride through the best of the Paddington tales' The Times

'...a delightful collection...' Sunday Express Praise for the Paddington series:

'I've always had great respect for Paddington...He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry

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

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

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ISBN: 9780008164355
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Book Information

ISBN: 9780008164355
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Author: Michael Bond
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Paddington

About Michael Bond

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 ...

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