Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Author Who Gave The World Paddington Bear - Dies Aged 91

Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington bear, has died at home at 91 following a short illness, it has been announced today.

The author lived in the Little Venice area of West London, near Paddington train station which inspired his famous character, with his 74-year-old wife Sue.

The writer became a beloved giant of children's literature after his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published in 1958 about the bear from Peru who wears a blue coat and loves marmalade.