Character: Paddington Bear
Book: A Bear Called Paddington
Author: Michael Bond
26 Writer: Vikki Heywood
Peru 1958. Widowed and in a retirement home, Aunt Lucy sends her nephew to Britain as a stowaway. The Brown’s provide a home – no questions asked.
Wise mind made up,
She stuffs his case with jars of golden sticky love;
His favourite, her home-made joy.
Proud heart brim full,
She ties her message gently round his neck;
An aunt’s plea of enduring hope.
An innocent disrupter – now stowed away,
Warm marmalade breath drifts across the ocean…
His uncle’s hat and hard stare his only inheritance.
Entrusted to us.