Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Bear Called Paddington - Michael Bond

This is the Fifty-seventh in my one-book-at-a-time bookshelf.

It would be hard to think of anything more typical of the English than Michael Bond's Paddington. The bear is exotic (from Darkest Peru) but everything else is so whimsically English. The eccentricities of one's home are best exposed by a visitor from abroad. Paddington fits the bill to a tea.

Like other classics on my bookshelf there are so many derivatives that if one hasn't experienced the original (and best) then one is missing out.

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