Michael Bond is best known as the author of the much loved Paddington Bear books. First published in 1958, Paddington has remained on bookshelves in the UK and around the world ever since. 2014 saw the publication of a new title, Love from Paddington (Harper Collins), as well as the movie adaptation (Heyday Films/Studio Canal) which continues to be released worldwide.
Michael’s other children’s books include Parsley & the Herbs, A Mouse Called Thursday and The Tales of Olga da Polga, a new edition of which with colour illustrations by Catherine Rayner will be published in 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary. He has also written the Monsieur Pamplemousse series about a French detective turned restaurant inspector (Allison & Busby).
Michael continues to write and has two new titles due to be published in 2016 by Random House – The Tale of the Castle Mice and It Wasn’t Me.