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Michael Bond

Born on 13 January, 1926 in Newbury, Berkshire, Michael Bond grew up in Reading and published his first Paddington Bear book, A Bear Called Paddington, in 1958. The first of many novels, the famous marmalade-loving bear has also starred in picture books, TV shows and a hit film.

Michael started writing in 1945 and sold his first short story to a magazine in the same year. He was awarded an OBE for services to Children’s Literature in 1997 and awarded a CBE in 2015.


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