A Bear Called Paddington
by Michael Bond (Houghton Mifflin, 1958)
audiobook read by Stephen Fry (Harper, 2005)
Paddington Bear seems destined to remain a perennial children’s favourite, his surroundings now dated somewhat but his mishap-inducing unfamiliarity with them never growing old. Stephen Fry, who was conceived at much the same time as Paddington, gives perfect voice to the stories.