Published On: Thu, Nov 9th, 2017

Paddington Bear: Final e-book written by Michael Bond to be printed


The English writer, who penned greater than 150 books, died in June, aged 91, following a brief sickness.

He was impressed to put in writing Paddington At St Paul’s, an image e-book, after getting concerned within the Nationwide Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

His Reflection On The Passing Of The Years was learn on the service in St Paul’s Cathedral by Sir David Attenborough, who, like Bond, was born in the identical 12 months because the Queen.

In Paddington At St Paul’s, chaos ensues when the bear is mistaken for a choirboy throughout a go to to the London landmark. 

The announcement of the brand new e-book was made days earlier than a memorial service is because of happen for the writer on the cathedral.

Bond’s daughter, Karen Jankel, mentioned: “If the outpouring of fantastic messages of condolence we obtained from my father’s followers is something to go by, there can be many individuals who can be delighted to study there may be one other Paddington e-book to sit up for.

“Our household really feel immensely proud that we are going to be honouring his life at St Paul’s Cathedral and the truth that that is the setting for his closing story makes it very particular certainly.“

HarperCollins Kids’s Books government writer Ann-Janine Murtagh mentioned: “We’re deeply honoured to be publishing the ultimate Paddington story from our most cherished writer, Michael Bond.

“Paddington At St Paul’s is Michael’s parting present to all his followers – a merely basic Paddington story, brimming with curiosity, allure and affectionate exuberance.“

She added: “It’s illustrated by Bob Alley, who labored carefully with Bond for a few years and, in a gorgeous serendipity, is ready in St Paul’s Cathedral the place we can be celebrating Michael’s life and works subsequent week.“

Bond turned a beloved large of kids’s literature after his first e-book,A Bear Known as Paddington, was printed in 1958, concerning the bear from Peru who loves marmalade.


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