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A Bear Called Paddington - Complete & Unabridged by Michael Bond
  

A Bear Called Paddington - Complete & Unabridged

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The 40 Best Audio books comment: The first series about Paddington Bear, discovered by the Browns on Paddington Station, where he had arrived - rather sticky and slightly the worse for wear - after a long journey from darkest Peru. The Browns soon discover that ordinary things become quite extraordinary when Paddington is involved. Stephen Fry brings the well-meaning but accident-prone Paddington - and a cast of great London characters - brilliantly alive in these classic stories that provide great family listening.

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Audio Length: 2 hours and 39 min.

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A Bear Called Paddington - Complete & Unabridged by Michael Bond

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.

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


About the 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.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th July 2003

Author

Michael Bond

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Author's Website

mikebondbooks.com/

Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Cd-audio
Running Time: 155 minutes

Categories

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Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)
Picture books: character books

ISBN

9780007161652

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