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In this book Paddington Bear with his friends the Browns, sets out to visit France. It is most exciting, for bears hardly ever go abroad for their holidays and Paddington is in charge of the maps, which means a lot of brainwork, ink and marmalade. He has business worries as well, and not even the fire brigade, the police and an ambulance make it any simpler to take his spending money out of the bank.
Lots of other things happen too. For instance, Paddington nearly can't go to Fance at all, beause no one had thought of getting him a passport. But he wins a prize for French cooking - he cooks escargots, which is French for sn**ls - and a prize for bicycling. He is squashed by a drum and slanged by an admiral, but in spite of this everyone is sorry to see him go home.