Michael Bond's last Paddington Bear story out in 2018

Michael Bond's last Paddington Bear story out in 2018
From BBC - November 9, 2017

Michael Bond is still sadly missed since he died in June, but he left us a present - one last adventure for Paddington Bear.

Paddington at St Paul's, the author's last book, will be released next year on the anniversary of his death.

The book sees Bond's beloved creation mistaken for a choirboy during a visit to the famous London landmark.

The news coincides with the release of the Paddington 2 film and a few days before Bond's memorial at St Paul's.

According to Karen Jankel, the late author's daughter, Bond finished his final Paddington story just before he died.

He was inspired to write it after becoming involved in the National Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Queen's 90th birthday last year.

An essay by Bond, Reflection on the Passing of the Years, was read by Sir David Attenborough at the service in St Paul's.

The cathedral also makes an appearance in Paddington 2, in a scene featuring Hugh Grant's character disguised as a nun.


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