Paddington at Large, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design. "Even Paddington can't come to much harm in half an hour," said Mrs Brown optimistically.

But who else other than Paddington could hang Mr Curry's lawnmower from a treetop or set Father Christmas' beard on fire?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780006753636

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It's hard to say that the Paddington books are getting lazy by this point, but they certainly are becoming a bit rote. Free of any overarching theme, Paddington wanders like a preschool Monsieur Hulot from one situation to another, with only very loose links. The Browns seem to have been reduced to even more of a Greek chorus than usual in this one, standing aside or watching from afar as Paddington is rushed to hospital, lost in a department store (again), or - in the best chapter - playing as a contestant on a television game show. By this point, we all know he's going to come out all right in the end.

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