Synopses & Reviews
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
About the Author
On Christmas Eve, 1956, while working as a BBC cameraman, Michael Bond bought a small toy bear that had been left alone on a shelf in a London department store. Feeling sorry for it, he took it home for his wife and they named it Paddington as they were living near Paddington Station. He wrote some stories about the bear, just for fun, but soon found that he had a book on his hands. In 1958, A Bear Called Paddington
was published with many, many more stories to follow.
More than fifty years and many millions of books later, Paddington continues to touch the hearts of readers worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.
Michael Bond still lives in London with his wife, Sue, and a guinea pig named Olga. In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children's literature.
Stephen Fry was born in London in 1957 and educated at Stout's Hill, Uppingham, and Queens' College, Cambridge. At Cambridge he joined the Footlights, where he first met Hugh Laurie. He has numerous television appearances to his credit, most notably, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, QI, and House. Major film roles include Peter in Peter's Friends (1990) and Oscar Wilde in Wilde (1997); in the realm of television, his critically acclaimed The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive won an Emmy. He is the author of the best selling novels The Liar, The Hippopotamus, Making History, and Revenge: A Novel, as well as the highly acclaimed autobiography Moab Is My Washpot and, in 2005, a well-received guide to writing poetry, The Ode Less Travelled.