Paddington is just the kind of bear to volunteer for a tough job. Whether it’s trying his paw at plumbing, cleaning the Browns’ chimney, or visiting a marmalade factory, Paddington always manages to seek out the unexpected.
First published in 1964, Paddington Marches On is the sixth novel by Michael Bond chronicling the adventures of this classic character. Paddington has warmed the hearts of generations of readers with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.
About the Author
Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at 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 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children’s literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. Michael died in 2017, leaving behind one of the great literary legacies of our time.
Peggy Fortnum was born in 1919 in Harrow, England, the youngest of six children. She graduated from the Central School of Art in London after the war interrupted her studies at Tunbridge Wells Art School, then worked as an art teacher, painter and textile designer before becoming a full-time book illustrator.