de Grummond Collection

McCain Library and Archives
University Libraries
University of Southern Mississippi


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.30 cu.ft. (1 box)

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Materials received from Michael Bond in 1967.


Noncirculating; available for research.


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Biographical Sketch

Michael Bond was born on 13 January 1926, in Newbury, Berkshire, England. He was a student at Presentation College from 1934 to 1940. In 1943 he began his military career with the Royal Air Force but was discharged due to chronic air sickness. He then served in the British Army from 1944 to 1947. After his military service Bond worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (1947 to 1966) as a writer, engineer's assistant, and television cameraman.

In addition to his many children's books, Bond has written adult novels about the detective Monsieur Pamplemousse. The ALA Notable Book, The Tales of Olga da Polga (1971), was selected as one of the Child Study Association of America's Children's Books of the Year in 1973. In 1983 The Complete Adventures of Olga da Polga (1983) was chosen as one of the Child Study Association of America's Children's Books of the Year. Bond is currently serving as the director of Paddington and Company Ltd.