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Michael Bond

Michael Bond

Michael Bond was born in Newbury in 1926. Six weeks later his parents left town and settled in nearby Reading. Luckily they took him with them and it was there that he went to school and grew up with three guinea-pigs; Pip, Squeak and Wilfred and a dog called Binkie.

At school he once got a report which stated that 'Bond suffers from a sense of humour'; something he is still trying to work out.

One Christmas Eve, Michael came across a toy bear left on the shelf of a London store. He bought it for his wife and, as they then lived in that part of London, they called it Paddington. He started to write about the bear and in 1958 A Bear Called Paddington was published.

In 1965 Michael gave up his job as a cameraman to become a full-time writer. Along with more Paddington books and a number of other projects, there followed a series about a guinea-pig called Olga da Polga.

All four of the original Olga stories; The Tales of Olga da Polga, Olga Meets Her Match, Olga Takes Charge and Olga Carries On, plus new tales Olga Moves House and Olga Follows Her Nose are published by Oxford.

Michael Bond died in 2017.

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Olga da Polga

Olga da Polga

One little guinea-pig and a whole lot of mischief!

Author Michael Bond and Illustrator Catherine Rayner


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978-0-19-273743-4

Paperback | 07/07/2016

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Olga da Polga

Olga da Polga

One little guinea-pig and a whole lot of mischief!

Author Michael Bond and Illustrator Catherine Rayner


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978-0-19-273741-0

Hardback | 01/10/2015

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The Tales of Olga Da Polga

The Tales of Olga Da Polga

A little guinea-pig and her big adventures!

Michael Bond and Catherine Rayner


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978-0-19-273194-4

Paperback | 02/08/2012

Price:  £6.99

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Olga Follows Her Nose

Olga Follows Her Nose

The sixth in the series of books about the unstoppable and much-loved guinea-pig, Olga da Polga.

Michael Bond and Hans Helweg


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978-0-19-275490-5

Paperback | 01/02/2007

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Olga Moves House

Olga Moves House

The fifth in the series of books about the unstoppable and much-loved guinea-pig, Olga da Polga

Michael Bond and Hans Helweg


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978-0-19-275491-2

Paperback | 01/02/2007

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Olga Carries On

Olga Carries On

The third in the series of books about the unstoppable and much-loved guinea-pig, Olga da Polga

Author Michael Bond and Illustrator Hans Helweg


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978-0-19-275493-6

Paperback | 07/12/2006

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Olga Takes Charge

Olga Takes Charge

The fourth in the series of books about the unstoppable and much-loved guinea-pig, Olga da Polga

Author Michael Bond and Illustrator Hans Helweg


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978-0-19-275492-9

Paperback | 07/12/2006

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Olga Meets Her Match

Olga Meets Her Match

The second in the series of books about the unstoppable and much-loved guinea-pig, Olga da Polga

Michael Bond
Hans Helweg


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978-0-19-275494-3

Paperback | 04/05/2006

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