Michael Bond

Novelist

Michael Bond was born in Newbury, England, United Kingdom on January 13th, 1926 and is the Novelist. At the age of 91, Michael Bond biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
January 13, 1926
Nationality
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
Death Date
Jun 27, 2017 (age 91)
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Profession
Autobiographer, Children's Writer, Screenwriter, Writer
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Michael Bond Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Brenda Mary Johnson ​ ​(m. 1950⁠–⁠1981)​, Susan Marfrey Rogers ​ ​(m. 1981⁠–⁠2017)​
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2
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Michael Bond Life

Thomas Michael Bond (13 January 1926 – 27 June 2017) was a British writer.

He is best known for a series of children's books, which includes the character of Paddington Bear.

More than 35 million Paddington books have been sold around the world, and the characters have also been seen on film and television.

His first book was published in 1958 and his last in 2017 in a span of 59 years.

Early life

Thomas Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire, on January 13th, 1926. He was born in Reading, where he enjoyed going to Reading railway station to watch the Cornish Riviera Express pass through start his love of trains. His father was a post office manager. He was educated at Presentation College in Reading. His time in prison was tumultuous. In November 2014, he told The Guardian that his parents had chosen the school "for the simple reason [that his] mother [loved the blazers' color [that]]]... she didn't make many mistakes in life, but this was one of them." Despite his parents' wishes for him to go to university, he quit education at the age of 14. When the Second World War began, he went to work in a solicitor's office for a year and then as an engineer's assistant for the BBC.

Bond survived an air raid in Reading on February 10, 1943. The building under his command collapsed, killing 41 people and injuring many more. He applied for aircrew service in the Royal Air Force as a 17-year-old boy, but was disqualified later after being found to suffer from acute air sickness. He later served in the British Army's Middlesex Regiment until 1947.

Personal life and death

Bond married twice: Brenda Mary Johnson in 1950, from whom he separated in the 1970s, and Susan Marfrey Rogers in 1981. He had two children. He lived in London, not far from Paddington Station, which inspired many of his books.

Bond died in London on June 27, 2017, at the age of 91. The reason for the death has yet to be disclosed. In 2017, the film Paddington 2 was dedicated to his memory. He is buried in Paddington Old Cemetery, which is close to where he lived. "Please look after this bear," the epitaph on his gravestone reads. "Thank you."

Bond was a cousin of television presenter Kate Garraway, who was on the ITV show DNA Journeys in 2022.

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CBeebies stars from iconic noughties show are unrecognisable as they send fans wild by reuniting for new snap

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 7, 2024
Two of the stars of the famous CBeebies series Balamory have reunited 20 years after the hit show ended. The pre-school series, which aired between 2002 and 2005, followed characters dressed in shades that matched their houses.

Filmmakers in Paddington have sparked controversy in Peru over the decision to film a new film in Colombia rather than the traditional bear's home country.'

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 6, 2023
When the eponymous bear (main) was first discovered at Paddington Station, he was merely a stowaway returning from 'darkest Peru' on a trip of epic proportions (Peruvian jungle inset). The upcoming 2024 blockbuster 'Paddington in Peru' will see him return to South America with his adoptive Brown family in tow for the holiday of a lifetime, after decades of frolicking around the streets of the British capital. However, the portion of the film depicting his homecoming will not be shot in largely in neighboring Colombia. The decision has outraged Peruvian lawmakers, who feel it shows Lima's filmmaking industry cannot secure prestigious productions, even when the storyline dictates it really ought to do so (Paddington in Peru movie shooting in England right)

Five Met Police officers deny gross misconduct over 'racially profiled' stop and search of Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams and her partner

www.dailymail.co.uk, September 19, 2023
Ricardo dos Santos, the Bianca Williams of Team GB, was driving a Mercedes through west London on July 4, 2020, when the pair were stopped by police (right). The couple, who are black, were handcuffed in front of their three-month-old son. Ms Williams, a gold medalist in the 4x100 meters relays at both the European and Commonwealth Games, later accused the police of racially profiling them. Officers had followed the couple as they drove through Maida Vale before stopping and searching them for weapons, according to Mr dos Santos for drugs. There was nothing found.