Paddington Bear to reveal story of origin in new book of letters

London, Apr 9: A series of letters penned by Paddington Bear to his Aunt Lucy – safely ensconced in her “home for retired bears” in Lima – is set to be published this autumn.

Author Michael Bond, whose marmalade sandwich-loving Peruvian bear first sauntered onto the page in 1958′s ‘A Bear Called Paddington’, said that “it isn’t generally known, but bears are very good at writing letters”.

Love from Paddington will be published by HarperCollins in November, and will provide Paddington’s take on his legendary adventures, as he tells Aunt Lucy about his arrival in London, and his first encounter with the Brown family at Paddington station, the Guardian reported.

Paddington goes on to tell of how he decided to emigrate after his Aunt Lucy in Peru, with whom he used to live, went into a home for retired bears.

‘A Bear Called Paddington’ has been in print continuously since it was first published. Bond, who is 88 and who was awarded the OBE in July 1997, has written a number of Paddington stories since, most recently 2012′s Paddington Races Ahead.

A new Paddington film starring Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Colin Firth, is also out in November, produced by David Heyman. (ANI)