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Michael Bond - Author


Author of over one hundred books, many of them for children, Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1926, but he grew up in Reading. On leaving school at the age of fourteen, he spent a year in a lawyers’ office before joining the BBC as an engineer. During the war he served with both the RAF and the army, and it was in 1947, while stationed in Cairo, that he wrote his first short story. Its acceptance by London Opinion sowed the seeds of a future career, but before becoming a full-time writer he was to spend many happy and fruitful years as a BBC television cameraman. One snowy Christmas Eve he was taking refuge in Selfridges when he came across a small toy bear, literally left on the shelf. Bought as a ‘stocking filler’ for his first wife, Brenda, it was to act as the inspiration for ‘A Bear Called Paddington’ first published fifty years ago, in 1958. In 1997 Michael Bond was awarded the OBE for his services to children’s literature.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Michael Bond

A Bear Called Paddington - Complete & Unabridged by Michael Bond
A Bear Called Paddington - Complete & Unabridged
Michael Bond
To hear a sample from this audiobook click here. The 40 Best Audio books comment: The first series about Paddington Bear, discovered by the Browns on Paddington Station, where he had arrived - rather...
Format: Cd-audio - Released: 07/07/2003

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