Michael Bond

LISTEN: Hugh Bonneville Reads a Letter from Paddington

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

For no reason other than the lightening of the day and the warming of the heart we present this, a letter written by Michael Bond from Paddington Bear to his Aunt Lucy, concerning Christmas with the Brown family.

PHOTOS: A Closer Look at Paddington Bear the Movie Star

English author Michael Bond‘s Paddington Bear is starring in a new live-action film; it’s his time to shine. The teaser trailer gave us a glimpse of the Peruvian bear, but just that … a glimpse.

10 British Children’s Books That Every Young American Kid Should Read

It is International Children’s Book Day (April 2), a perfect opportunity to celebrate some of the best of children’s literature from all over the world, not least from within our specialist area, the British Isles.

‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: Dan Stevens Loses ‘Two Chins’

New episodes of Downton Abbey won’t air until September in the U.K. and, program your DVR now, January in the U.