Praise for the Paddington series: 'I've always had great respect for Paddington... He is a British institution.' Stephen Fry 'Michael Bond's accident-prone bear...has become one of the most enduring of children's characters.' The Bookseller "Michael Bond is a national treasure." - The Telegraph
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and attended Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. In 1997 he was awarded the OBE for his services to children's literature.