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Amended typescript of Paddington Goes to Town by Michael Bond

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MS. 22073
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Signed typescript copy, with author's amendments, including change of title from 'Here Comes Thursday' on cover, c.1968. Paginated by chapter, with notes on wordcount. Bound with two split pins in brown cardboard wrapper, with typescript label on reverse.

With: signed black and white portrait photograph of Michael Bond by Colin G. Futcher, Haslemere, n.d.; and newspaper cutting from The Daily Telegraph, 'Don't be alarmed, Paddington's safe' by Stephen Pile, 6 Oct 1997, p.19.


  • Creation: Creation: Majority of material found within c.1968-1997
  • Creation: Creation: c.1968


1 box (2 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. 22073

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 22073


Amended typescript of Paddington Goes to Town by Michael Bond, c.1968.

Biographical / Historical

For a full biography, see entry for Bond, (Thomas) Michael (1926–2017), author, in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

At some point, the manuscript was donated by the author to help raise funds at a Cornish primary school's [fundraising] fête.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the Bodleian Library with the support of the Kenneth Rose Fund from Blackwell's Rare Books, 2022.


Michael Bond, Paddington Goes to Town (1968).
Catalogue of amended typescript of Paddington Goes to Town by Michael Bond CMD ID 22073
Rachael Marsay
Language of description
Script of description
Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest
Edition statement
First edition

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom