Since Mr and Mrs Brown first found Paddington at Paddington Station he has undeniably become one of the world's most famous bears, loved by generation after generation. First published in 1958, ‘A Bear Called Paddington’ is a classic of British literature and loved by fans worldwide. More than fifty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. He was sent by his Aunt Lucy (one of his only known relatives, aside from an Uncle Pastuzo who gave Paddington his hat), who has gone to live in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima. He arrived at Paddington Station with nothing but a suitcase, a half empty jar of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read ‘Please look after this bear’. He was discovered by Mr and Mrs Brown, who were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family. They promptly named him Paddington, after the station, and took him home to Thirty-two Windsor Gardens, where he has lived ever since. The classic stories of Paddington Bear continue to charm readers worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. One of the world's classic bears Paddington has timeless appeal and is loved by all ages. A choice of two sitting 21cm bears – each sold separately. Suitable for all ages. Please note: this item comes in a range of assorted colours/designs, each sold separately and selected for you at random by Kidstuff staff. Please let us know in the Comments section during Check Out if you have a preference or allow us to surprise you!