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The Estate of Michael Bond

About The Estate of Michael Bond

Michael Bond (1926 – 2017) 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. Michael’s final Paddington novel, PADDINGTON’S FINEST HOURwas published in 2017 by HarperCollins. A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON was also voted one of The Greatest Children’s Books of All Time in a 2023 BBC Culture poll compiled by 177 book experts from across 56 countries.

Michael’s other children’s books include PARSLEY & THE HERBS, A MOUSE CALLED THURSDAY and THE TALE OF THE CASTLE MICE. He also wrote the MONSIUER PAMPLEMOUSSE (Allison & Busby) series about a French detective turned restaurant inspector. THE TALES OF OLGA DA POLGA (OUP) has been adapted for TV by Maramedia Kids for CBeebies.

The Paddington movies have since been released by Heyday Films and Studio Canal first in 2014 and then 2017 to global acclaim. The third Paddington film, PADDINGTON IN PERU, is set to release in November 2024.