Paddington author Michael Bond dies

Michael Bond, the author of the Paddington series of books, has died at the age of 91, following a short illness. He turned his hand to writing in the 1950s after a spur-of-the-moment teddy bear purchase for his wife one Christmas Eve. They named it Paddington, as the couple lived near the London station of the same name. The typewriter came out, the idea for the first book was born and the beloved bear with a hard stare became a household name. It is with much sadness that we confirm...

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