Michael Bond Dies: Paddington Bear Creator & Author Was 91

Creator of the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru, Michael Bond has died. His publisher, Harper Collins UK announced the news this afternoon, saying he passed away at home on Tuesday after a short illness. He was 91. The British author sold his first short story in 1945 and published his first Paddington book, A Bear Called Paddington in 1958. He ultimately published over 200 books for children, including more than 25 devoted to the duffle coat- and wellie-sporting…

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