Lucy Vickery

Spectator competition winners: Winnie-the-Pooh grows up

The latest challenge was to submit an extract from a novel that chronicles the adult life of a well-known fictional hero from children’s stories.

I enjoyed Jess McAree’s account of Paddington Bear’s Conrad-esque voyage — ‘evicted by Brexit, residence visa revoked’ — to the heart of darkness in deepest Peru. Hugh King, D.A.

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