Michael Bond, author of Paddington Bear, is bringing back the children’s book character Paddington Bear in a new collection of letters written from the bear to his Aunt Lucy.Love from Paddington will be published by by HarperCollins in November.
In the book, the Peruvian bear will recount his world travels and tell how he arrived at Paddington Station in London. In the book, he will also reveal how he met the Brown family and came to live with them.
Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. He first appeared on October 13, 1958 and was subsequently featured in more than twenty books written by Michael Bond and first illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.
He is always polite—addressing people as "Mr", "Mrs", and "Miss" and very rarely by first names—and well-meaning, though he inflicts hard stares on those who incur his disapproval. He has an endless capacity for getting into trouble, but he is known to "try so hard to get things right".
The new book comes as a film adaptation of the book is also in the works. The film, directed by Paul King and starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, is slated for release in December.