From the pen of author Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington was first published in the UK in 1958, and quickly went on to become a bestseller. Now, there are over 70 Paddington Bear titles available, in over 40 languages around the world.

Despite having been adapted for many different books and animated TV series, and with many different artists contributing their takes on this classic character, the unflinchingly earnest and polite Paddington is instantly recognizable for his trademark duffle coat and weather-beaten hat.

The adventures of this loveable English-speaking bear from Darkest Peru continue to entertain children and adults to this day!