Paddington Bear: the story of the refugee and a message of kindness

13 Jul 2017
Posted By: SG   |   Source: The Independent   |   URL:


Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear who died last month, grew up during the Second World War and created his lovable hero in the 1950s, a time when people were only just beginning to recover from the terrible destruction of war. Paddington Bear himself is a refugee, an asylum seeker, and Michael Bond’s stories have “left a literary legacy of inclusion and tolerance”.

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