Howard Smith: Rupert The Anthropomorphic Bear

Canterbury is the home of Mary Tourtel (née Caldwell) who created Rupert, The Little Lost Bear almost 100 years ago. Discover how it all began in 1920 as the result of a circulation war between the Daily Express and the Daily Mail, as well as the dark secrets that influenced Rupert’s adventures over the decades.

Why did he fly so much and who created the origami in the annuals? This is the beautifully illustrated story of why and how from Rupert-specialist and author, Howard Smith on the little bear from Nutwood. Nostalgic, entertaining and a treat to reminisce about magical days.

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Wed 30 Oct


5:45 pm


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