The story of Paddington Bear is the story of a refugee

On Tuesday this week, Michael Bond, the author of the beloved Paddington Bear books, died at age 91, his publisher announced.

The news was greeted with the kind of nostalgic articles honoring Paddington’s legacy that you would expect following the death of any iconic children’s author: The 10 Paddington Bear Quotes That Will Always Inspire Joy, Paddington Bear Quotes Reveal He Was A Wise & Loving Children's Icon.

But there’s an unexpected political angle to this news, too. Because


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