I’ve just finished the latest Paddington Bear book and it has been a gas. Paddington: Here and Now marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Bear from darkest Peru’s appearance at Paddington station.
Needless to say, he finds himself frequently at a loose end whilst taking a humorously, gentle look at English life from the outside. It definitely comes at the world from a more naive perspective but it is a fair amount of fun. Michael Bond’s creation is an institution and he does look at the inanities of the press and car-clamping.