Okay, this is a picture book, but with great characters, thrills, etc. The story chronicles (with illustrations) Lord Billy Browne-Browne's decades-long relationship with his companion, Bayard the Bear. Along the way we meet his eccentric English aristocrat family, his tennis star wife, see him serve in the RAF, and finally become a family man and representative in the House of Lords. I am somewhat embarrassed to say that until recently, I thought Lord Billy was an actual historical person. Apparently there really *was* a craze for young men to carry around teddy bears, a la Brideshead Revisited.
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