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.


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