Richmal Crompton - Author

About the Author

Richmal Crompton was born at Bury in Lancashire, the second child of Reverend Edward John Sewell Lamburn, a teacher at the Bury Grammar School and his wife Clara (née Crompton). Her brother, John Battersby Crompton Lamburn, also became a writer, under the name John Lambourne, and is remembered for his fantasy novel The Kingdom That Was (1931).

Crompton attended schools in Lancashire and Derbyshire, including St Elphin’s, a boarding school for daughters of the clergy in Warrington, Lancashire, and later won a scholarship to study at the Royal Holloway College in London, receiving a BA Honours degree in Classics. She also took part in the Women's Suffrage movement at the time. She returned to St Elphin’s as the Classics mistress in 1914, and later, at age 27, moved to Bromley High School in south east London where she began her writing in earnest. Having contracted poliomyelitis, she was left without the use of her right leg in 1923. She gave up her teaching career and began to write full-time. She died in 1969 at her home in Farnborough in Kent. She was a close contemporary of Enid Blyton.

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More William

More William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2018

William is up to his old tricks in More William, Richmal Compton's second set of classic William adventures. When Aunt Lucy tells William that 'a busy day is a happy day', William does his best to keep himself very busy indeed. Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates his efforts to cheer up Christmas Day - and when a conjuring trick with an egg goes very badly wrong, William finds himself in more trouble than ever! With a fun contemporary cover look illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, along with the original inside illustrations of Thomas Henry, the fourteen fantastic Just William stories in More William are as funny as ever. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, loveable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.

William the Fourth

William the Fourth

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2018

In Richmal Compton's William the Fourth is the fourth classic set of adventures featuring the hero of Just William. Whether he's occupying a bear suit that's slightly too small for him, cloaked in mystery as a fortune teller or attired in the flowing robes of a Fairy Queen, William is unmistakably himself: trouble in human form. Only Great-Aunt Jane manages to take William on at his own game - and win! This collection of fourteen brilliant Just William stories features appealing contemporary cover art by Lydia Monks, along with the original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, loveable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.

Still William

Still William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2018

William's natural desire to do the right thing leads him into serious trouble, as usual, and when blackmail and kidnapping are involved, it's no surprise. Even when he turns over a new leaf, the consequences are dire. But it's his new neighbour, Violet Elizabeth Bott, who really causes chaos - and no one will believe that it's not William's fault . . . In Still William everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in a collection of fourteen Just William stories. Now with a brand-new cover look illustrated by Chris Judge. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.

William's Happy Days

William's Happy Days

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in a hilarious collection of classic Just William stories - now with a brand new cover-look illustrated by Steven Lenton. When William's mother offers him a birthday party, he is suspicious - what's the catch? Convinced that he will have to do something boring in exchange, William refuses to be caught out. But offers of food, a pet, even hidden treasure are very hard to refuse . . . This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922.

William

William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in this hilarious collection of stories from the classic Just William series - now with a gorgeous new cover illustrated by the award-winning Lauren Child. Greyhound racing was a wonderfully exciting idea. After all, William's dog, Jumble was as likely to be a greyhound as anything, and surely no one would mind the Outlaws borrowing another dog to race against him. Would they? This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922.

Just William: A Second BBC Radio Collection

Just William: A Second BBC Radio Collection

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/06/2018

A second wonderful collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis Richmal Crompton's stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. The stories in this collection include: That Boy The Bishop's Handkerchief William and Uncle George The Haunted House William and St Valentine April Fool's Day Not Much The Cure William's Wonderful Plan The Outlaws and the Penknife William the Reformer William's New Year's Day Aunt Florence and the Green Woodpecker The Plan that Failed William and the Begging Letter A Question of Exchange William and the Temporary History Teacher The Outlaws and the Tramp A Few Dogs and William The Outlaws and the Missionary William the Good William and the Young Man William and the Spy William and the Badminton Racket William Turns Over a New Leaf William and Dear Little Peter William and the Waxwork Prince William and the White Cat William and Photography The Great Detective The Fete - and Fortune The Weak Spot The Outlaws Go a-Mumming William's Double Life William to the Rescue William the Film Star William the Rat Lover William the Showman William And the Monster William The Persian The New Game William and the Love Nest The Cat And The Mouse Waste Paper Wanted William The Globe Trotter William And The Prize Pig A Present From William A Night Of Mysteries William and the Chinese God William and the League of Perfect Love Fireworks Strictly Prohibited William the Psychiatrist William Joins the Waits Violet Elizabeth Takes Control William - The Dear Little Boysie William's Brilliant Plan The Outlaws and Aunt Jo Violet Elizabeth's Special Party

Just William: A Second BBC Radio Collection

Just William: A Second BBC Radio Collection

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

A second wonderful collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin JarvisRichmal Crompton's stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least.With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.The stories in this collection include: That BoyThe Bishop's HandkerchiefWilliam and Uncle GeorgeThe Haunted HouseWilliam and St ValentineApril Fool's DayNot MuchThe CureWilliam's Wonderful PlanThe Outlaws and the PenknifeWilliam the ReformerWilliam's New Year's DayAunt Florence and the Green WoodpeckerThe Plan that FailedWilliam and the Begging LetterA Question of ExchangeWilliam and the Temporary History TeacherThe Outlaws and the TrampA Few Dogs and WilliamThe Outlaws and the MissionaryWilliam the GoodWilliam and the Young ManWilliam and the SpyWilliam and the Badminton RacketWilliam Turns Over a New LeafWilliam and Dear Little PeterWilliam and the Waxwork PrinceWilliam and the White CatWilliam and PhotographyThe Great DetectiveThe Fete - and FortuneThe Weak SpotThe Outlaws Go a-MummingWilliam's Double LifeWilliam to the RescueWilliam the Film StarWilliam the Rat LoverWilliam the ShowmanWilliam And the MonsterWilliam The PersianThe New GameWilliam and the Love NestThe Cat And The MouseWaste Paper WantedWilliam The Globe TrotterWilliam And The Prize PigA Present From WilliamA Night Of MysteriesWilliam and the Chinese GodWilliam and the League of Perfect LoveFireworks Strictly ProhibitedWilliam the PsychiatristWilliam Joins the WaitsViolet Elizabeth Takes ControlWilliam - The Dear Little BoysieWilliam's Brilliant PlanThe Outlaws and Aunt JoViolet Elizabeth's Special Party

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Richmal Crompton was a popular English writer best known for a series of novels beginning with Just William. They have since been turned into popular plays and even films.

Just William: A BBC Radio Collection Classic readings from the BBC archive

Just William: A BBC Radio Collection Classic readings from the BBC archive

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/12/2017

A stunning collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis `There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday Richmal Crompton's stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. Martin Jarvis, who has been hailed as `the wizard of the talking book' (The Daily Telegraph), has made the voice of William his own, and this collection of 54 laugh-out-loud stories will delight long-standing fans and first-time listeners alike. Also included are two bonus interviews with Richmal Crompton, recorded in 1965 and 1968. The stories included in this collection are: The Christmas Truce Only Just in Time The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague William and the Musician William Leads a Better Life William and the Twins William's Birthday William and the Little Girl The Outlaws and Cousin Percy William and the Princess Goldilocks The Sweet Little Girl in White A Birthday Treat The Outlaws and the Triplets A Bit of Blackmail William Makes a Night of It William and the Lost Tourist The Leopard Hunter The New Neighbour William the Philanthropist William and the Prize Cat William Holds the Stage William and the School Report All the News Aunt Arabelle in Charge William's Goodbye Present William the Salvage Collector William's Day Off Entertainment Provided William and the Brains Trust William and the Bomb William Goes Shopping Violet Elizabeth Runs Away William and the Real Laurence The Outlaws and the Hidden Treasure William and the Fairy Daffodil The Best Laid Plans Mrs Bott's Hat William Starts the Holidays William Plays Santa Claus William and the Snowman Revenge is Sweet William and the Black Cat William and the Russian Prince William's Busy Day William - The Great Actor William and the White Elephants Finding a School for William William's Birthday William Clears the Slums Parrots for Ethel William's Truthful Christmas Boys will be Boys William and the Ebony Hair-Brush William and the Old Man in the Fog Duration: 13 hours 15 mins

Just William: A BBC Radio Collection

Just William: A BBC Radio Collection

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/12/2017

A stunning collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis'There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on SundayRichmal Crompton's stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least.With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.Martin Jarvis, who has been hailed as 'the wizard of the talking book' (The Daily Telegraph), has made the voice of William his own, and this collection of 54 laugh-out-loud stories will delight long-standing fans and first-time listeners alike.Also included are two bonus interviews with Richmal Crompton, recorded in 1965 and 1968.The stories included in this collection are:The Christmas TruceOnly Just in TimeThe Midnight Adventure of Miss MontagueWilliam and the MusicianWilliam Leads a Better Life William and the TwinsWilliam's BirthdayWilliam and the Little GirlThe Outlaws and Cousin PercyWilliam and the Princess GoldilocksThe Sweet Little Girl in WhiteA Birthday TreatThe Outlaws and the TripletsA Bit of BlackmailWilliam Makes a Night of ItWilliam and the Lost TouristThe Leopard HunterThe New NeighbourWilliam the PhilanthropistWilliam and the Prize CatWilliam Holds the StageWilliam and the School ReportAll the NewsAunt Arabelle in ChargeWilliam's Goodbye PresentWilliam the Salvage CollectorWilliam's Day Off Entertainment ProvidedWilliam and the Brains TrustWilliam and the BombWilliam Goes ShoppingViolet Elizabeth Runs AwayWilliam and the Real LaurenceThe Outlaws and the Hidden TreasureWilliam and the Fairy DaffodilThe Best Laid PlansMrs Bott's HatWilliam Starts the HolidaysWilliam Plays Santa ClausWilliam and the SnowmanRevenge is SweetWilliam and the Black CatWilliam and the Russian PrinceWilliam's Busy DayWilliam - The Great ActorWilliam and the White ElephantsFinding a School for WilliamWilliam's BirthdayWilliam Clears the SlumsParrots for EthelWilliam's Truthful ChristmasBoys will be BoysWilliam and the Ebony Hair-BrushWilliam and the Old Man in the Fog

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2017

In Richmal Crompton's Just William the Outlaws plan a day of non-stop adventure. The only problem is that William is meant to be babysitting. But William won't let that stop him having fun with his gang - he'll just take the baby along! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable ball of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. This wickedly funny children's classic features original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry, a ribbon marker and a specially commissioned foreword by Roddy Doyle. This beautiful hardback edition will introduce William Brown and the Outlaws to a new generation of children.

Naomi Godstone

Naomi Godstone

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

More William

More William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

More William

More William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Felicity - Stands By

Felicity - Stands By

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Felicity - Stands By is a delightful, charming set of short stories by Richmal Crompton, following the adventures (and misadventures) of a young woman, Miss Norma Felicity Montague Harborough. Having finished school, Felicity returns to the family seat to live with her grandfather Sir Digby, sufferer of the infamous Harborough gout and the Harborough temper. Always well-meaning and often hapless, Felicity sets about to organize and matchmaker those around her: including rescuing her friend Sheila from the affections (and affectations) of local poet Marmaduke Eltham; joining travelling band `The Oranges'; and saving some rather important political papers from the clutches of a thief. Her escapades are a series of witty, warm and entertaining vignettes, sure to enchant anyone who loved the bestselling Just William series.

Felicity - Stands By

Felicity - Stands By

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Felicity - Stands By is a delightful, charming set of short stories by Richmal Crompton, following the adventures (and misadventures) of a young woman, Miss Norma Felicity Montague Harborough. Having finished school, Felicity returns to the family seat to live with her grandfather Sir Digby, sufferer of the infamous Harborough gout and the Harborough temper. Always well-meaning and often hapless, Felicity sets about to organize and matchmaker those around her: including rescuing her friend Sheila from the affections (and affectations) of local poet Marmaduke Eltham; joining travelling band `The Oranges'; and saving some rather important political papers from the clutches of a thief. Her escapades are a series of witty, warm and entertaining vignettes, sure to enchant anyone who loved the bestselling Just William series.

Frost at Morning

Frost at Morning

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Frost at Morning is the heartbreaking story of four young children who, deserted by their parents, have been sent off to a vicarage that takes in children as paying guests. There's Philip, a sensitive boy whose father has remarried and gained a more preferable stepson; anxious little Monica, with a mother spiralling towards alcoholism; adopted Geraldine, whose desperate desire be loved actively repels people; and beautiful, vain Angela, who is ignored by her eccentric novelist mother. Left to themselves they grow to depend on one another and, as they leave the vicarage and return to their fractured homes, it becomes clear that a bond has formed that will hold them forever. . . As the years pass, their adult lives connect and intertwine, and the damage inflicted by their childhoods creeps ever closer to the surface. Can they build themselves anew? Or will happiness elude them forever? An exquisitely written and poignant story, Richmal Crompton's Frost at Morning is a wonderful exploration of childhood and an evocative portrait of interwar Britain.

Weatherley Parade

Weatherley Parade

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Weatherley Parade is the compelling saga of the lives and loves of the Weatherley family, spanning the years 1902 to 1940. The story begins with Arthur Weatherley returning - tired and broken - from the Boer War to his wife and three children, and closes with his grandchildren facing the Battle of Britain. In the years between are births and death, public triumphs and private tragedies, all wrought against a backdrop of British history. As the Weatherley's lives are marked by infidelity, alcoholism, and scandal, Edwardian England fades into the First World War and the young men and women - damaged by war and caught in the wake of a rapidly changing society - strive for a future in the shadow of the rise of Nazi Germany . . . A sumptuous, multi-generational saga and immaculately rendered period piece, Weatherley Parade's sprawling cast of children and eccentrics is full of all the charm and character of Just William.

Weatherley Parade

Weatherley Parade

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Weatherley Parade is the compelling saga of the lives and loves of the Weatherley family, spanning the years 1902 to 1940. The story begins with Arthur Weatherley returning - tired and broken - from the Boer War to his wife and three children, and closes with his grandchildren facing the Battle of Britain. In the years between are births and death, public triumphs and private tragedies, all wrought against a backdrop of British history. As the Weatherley's lives are marked by infidelity, alcoholism, and scandal, Edwardian England fades into the First World War and the young men and women - damaged by war and caught in the wake of a rapidly changing society - strive for a future in the shadow of the rise of Nazi Germany . . . A sumptuous, multi-generational saga and immaculately rendered period piece, Weatherley Parade's sprawling cast of children and eccentrics is full of all the charm and character of Just William.

Quartet

Quartet

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

The quartet at the heart of this delightful novel are the four Gainsborough siblings: beautiful but vain Lorna, ultra-sensitive Adrian, nature-loving Laurence and thoughtful, strange little Jenifer. We join them in 1900 - four happy children at the heart of a loving family, idolizing their strikingly beautiful mother, shrinking from their emotionally damaged Aunt Lena and ill-tempered governess, Miss Marchant. As their world widens on the journey to adulthood - through the advent of the motor car, the horrors of the First World War, the trials and tribulations of unrequited love and unfulfilled dreams - they must fight to keep that happiness. But with Lorna compelled to make everyone love her, Adrian's artistic genius crippled by over-sensitivity to criticism, and Laurence so intent on success in business that he forgets to really live, will Jenifer's clear-sighted pragmatism be enough to save them? A beautiful exploration of love and family, Quartet has a vivid cast of characters worthy of Elizabeth Gaskell and paints a wonderful, affectionate portrait of childhood to rival Richmal Crompton's Just William.

Frost at Morning

Frost at Morning

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Frost at Morning is the heartbreaking story of four young children who, deserted by their parents, have been sent off to a vicarage that takes in children as paying guests. There's Philip, a sensitive boy whose father has remarried and gained a more preferable stepson; anxious little Monica, with a mother spiralling towards alcoholism; adopted Geraldine, whose desperate desire be loved actively repels people; and beautiful, vain Angela, who is ignored by her eccentric novelist mother. Left to themselves they grow to depend on one another and, as they leave the vicarage and return to their fractured homes, it becomes clear that a bond has formed that will hold them forever. . . As the years pass, their adult lives connect and intertwine, and the damage inflicted by their childhoods creeps ever closer to the surface. Can they build themselves anew? Or will happiness elude them forever? An exquisitely written and poignant story, Richmal Crompton's Frost at Morning is a wonderful exploration of childhood and an evocative portrait of interwar Britain.

Leadon Hill

Leadon Hill

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

A deeply engaging portrait of village life with a matchless cast of characters, Leadon Hill bursts with all the light exuberance of Richmal Crompton's Just William. The quiet English village of Leadon Hill is ruled by Miss Mitcham - a tiny, sharp old woman who sees and hears everything from behind her lace curtains, and brutally tears apart the lives and reputations of those who cross her. Amongst her victims is Marcia Faversham, wife to the fussy and uninspiring John and mother to three young children - sporty, overconfident Hugo, gentle Moyna, and little Tim who has been weakened by polio. When John leaves for a four-month fishing trip, Marcia dares to hope for a little tranquility, but changes are afoot in Leadon Hill; the house next door has been let to Helen West, a young, bohemian woman from Italy, and Miss Mitcham sets out to make her life very unpleasant indeed . . .

Millicent Dorrington

Millicent Dorrington

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

When we first meet Millicent Dorrington she is a young lady on the verge of womanhood in inter-war England. The daughter of a wealthy mill-owner and one of five children - Gordon, Denis, Janet, Lorna, Cecily and Bunny - she is tormented by the high walls of their home, White Lodge, which hold her in. The young Millicent tells her father that she is destined for great things - that she is desperate to break free . . . But while Millicent's siblings grow up, move on and experience life, their freedom confines her. Held back by the bonds of family, unable to leave her siblings behind, Millicent appears to miss out on the joys of life. But as time goes on, she becomes the centre that holds her family together. Perhaps Millicent's great destiny was, after all, to remain at home; remain at one with those who love her most and see out her final days in the warmth of the White Lodge. Tender, humorous, gentle and quietly devastating, Richmal Crompton's Millicent Dorrington is the powerful story of a woman, a mother and a friend.

Millicent Dorrington

Millicent Dorrington

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

When we first meet Millicent Dorrington she is a young lady on the verge of womanhood in inter-war England. The daughter of a wealthy mill-owner and one of five children - Gordon, Denis, Janet, Lorna, Cecily and Bunny - she is tormented by the high walls of their home, White Lodge, which hold her in. The young Millicent tells her father that she is destined for great things - that she is desperate to break free . . . But while Millicent's siblings grow up, move on and experience life, their freedom confines her. Held back by the bonds of family, unable to leave her siblings behind, Millicent appears to miss out on the joys of life. But as time goes on, she becomes the centre that holds her family together. Perhaps Millicent's great destiny was, after all, to remain at home; remain at one with those who love her most and see out her final days in the warmth of the White Lodge. Tender, humorous, gentle and quietly devastating, Richmal Crompton's Millicent Dorrington is the powerful story of a woman, a mother and a friend.

Leadon Hill

Leadon Hill

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

A deeply engaging portrait of village life with a matchless cast of characters, Leadon Hill bursts with all the light exuberance of Richmal Crompton's Just William. The quiet English village of Leadon Hill is ruled by Miss Mitcham - a tiny, sharp old woman who sees and hears everything from behind her lace curtains, and brutally tears apart the lives and reputations of those who cross her. Amongst her victims is Marcia Faversham, wife to the fussy and uninspiring John and mother to three young children - sporty, overconfident Hugo, gentle Moyna, and little Tim who has been weakened by polio. When John leaves for a four-month fishing trip, Marcia dares to hope for a little tranquility, but changes are afoot in Leadon Hill; the house next door has been let to Helen West, a young, bohemian woman from Italy, and Miss Mitcham sets out to make her life very unpleasant indeed . . .

Westover

Westover

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

When Julia Gideon is widowed during the Second World War with five children to look after, she is left to manage Westover House with insufficient means for its upkeep. Urged by her solicitor brother to downsize and turn the family home into flats, she reluctantly agrees. However, as her new tenants move in it soon becomes clear that the manor house cannot contain the fiery personalities that are now living under its roof . . . From the hard up Godfrey and his wife Cynthia, who must share a flat with his brother Hubert and the uncouth Trixie; to Julia's elderly aunts, Letitia and Lucy, who aspire to very different lives in their old age; and the faux-French Mrs Pollock whose overbearing presence in her daughter Ann-Marie's life is protective to the point of suffocation - life is anything but simple at Westover. As heated relationships simmer away and family feuds break through to the surface, Richmal Crompton's Westover is a keenly observed study of what happens when domestic life doesn't run so smoothly . . .

Westover

Westover

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

When Julia Gideon is widowed during the Second World War with five children to look after, she is left to manage Westover House with insufficient means for its upkeep. Urged by her solicitor brother to downsize and turn the family home into flats, she reluctantly agrees. However, as her new tenants move in it soon becomes clear that the manor house cannot contain the fiery personalities that are now living under its roof . . . From the hard up Godfrey and his wife Cynthia, who must share a flat with his brother Hubert and the uncouth Trixie; to Julia's elderly aunts, Letitia and Lucy, who aspire to very different lives in their old age; and the faux-French Mrs Pollock whose overbearing presence in her daughter Ann-Marie's life is protective to the point of suffocation - life is anything but simple at Westover. As heated relationships simmer away and family feuds break through to the surface, Richmal Crompton's Westover is a keenly observed study of what happens when domestic life doesn't run so smoothly . . .

Linden Rise

Linden Rise

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

It is the summer of 1892 and fifteen-year-old Tilly Pound has come to Linden Rise - the holiday cottage of the genteel but dysfunctional Culverton family - to work as a housemaid. She starts as just another member of `the help' but, as the years pass and the 19th century judders its unwieldy way into the 20th, this tough and resourceful young woman becomes an anchor in a fragmenting world. Mr and Mrs Culverton are trapped in a loveless marriage, rocked by his obvious infidelities and marked by her helplessness and fragility. Their children are raising themselves until Tilly arrives, and it remains to be seen whether her lively good sense can change their lives for the better . . . A beautifully written, razor-sharp saga that paints a vivid portrait of the fraught and nuanced relationships between parents and their children, Linden Rise is full of the charming child characters that Richmal Crompton always evokes so beautifully.

Linden Rise

Linden Rise

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

It is the summer of 1892 and fifteen-year-old Tilly Pound has come to Linden Rise - the holiday cottage of the genteel but dysfunctional Culverton family - to work as a housemaid. She starts as just another member of `the help' but, as the years pass and the 19th century judders its unwieldy way into the 20th, this tough and resourceful young woman becomes an anchor in a fragmenting world. Mr and Mrs Culverton are trapped in a loveless marriage, rocked by his obvious infidelities and marked by her helplessness and fragility. Their children are raising themselves until Tilly arrives, and it remains to be seen whether her lively good sense can change their lives for the better . . . A beautifully written, razor-sharp saga that paints a vivid portrait of the fraught and nuanced relationships between parents and their children, Linden Rise is full of the charming child characters that Richmal Crompton always evokes so beautifully.

Quartet

Quartet

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

The quartet at the heart of this delightful novel are the four Gainsborough siblings: beautiful but vain Lorna, ultra-sensitive Adrian, nature-loving Laurence and thoughtful, strange little Jenifer. We join them in 1900 - four happy children at the heart of a loving family, idolizing their strikingly beautiful mother, shrinking from their emotionally damaged Aunt Lena and ill-tempered governess, Miss Marchant. As their world widens on the journey to adulthood - through the advent of the motor car, the horrors of the First World War, the trials and tribulations of unrequited love and unfulfilled dreams - they must fight to keep that happiness. But with Lorna compelled to make everyone love her, Adrian's artistic genius crippled by over-sensitivity to criticism, and Laurence so intent on success in business that he forgets to really live, will Jenifer's clear-sighted pragmatism be enough to save them? A beautiful exploration of love and family, Quartet has a vivid cast of characters worthy of Elizabeth Gaskell and paints a wonderful, affectionate portrait of childhood to rival Richmal Crompton's Just William.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2016

Just William makes his mark in this hilarious collection of twelve classic stories. Whether it's trying to arrange a marriage for his sister or taking a job as a boot boy as step one in his grand plan to run away, William manages to cause chaos wherever he goes.

William the Good

William the Good

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

William is up to his old tricks in William the Good, a hilarious collection of stories with a gorgeous new cover illustrated by the award-winning Liz Pichon. Clarence Bergson is such a pain. He's always getting in the way of William's ideas and games. When Clarence starts to make friends with the lovely Miss Holding, he has gone too far - it's time for William to take action. Being good has suddenly become very difficult! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.

William the Bad

William the Bad

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

Everyone's favourite troublemaker is back in William the Bad now with a fun and contemporary new cover illustrated by Chris Garbutt. William doesn't understand why he's not invited to Robert and Ethel's fancy-dress party - what could possibly go wrong? Desperate for an invite, his search for the perfect costume causes mayhem. Somehow nothing ever goes to plan when William the Bad is around! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922.

William in Trouble

William in Trouble

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2016

William has a habit of being where he shouldn't be. But the village girls' school is the last place where he's likely to be making mischief . . . isn't it? In William in Trouble William Brown is back in a collection of fourteen Just William Stories - now with a brand-new cover look illustrated by Alex T. Smith. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.

William the Outlaw

William the Outlaw

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Some words to not apply to William Brown: sweet, charming, 'dear little boy' . . . That sounds more like Georgie Murdoch, who is so sickly sweet that William is determined to turn him into a wild, muddy, noisy outlaw like himself . . . In William the Outlaw everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in a collection of ten Just William stories - now with a brand-new cover look illustrated by Sara Ogilvie. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.

William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2016

William is always in trouble, but sometimes it really isn't his fault. It was Ginger who showed him the book about Robin Hood, and it was Violet Elizabeth Bott's idea to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Unfortunately the only rich person they know is Violet's father, so William's latest plan to right the world's wrongs is sure to lead to catastrophe . . . In William the Conqueror everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in a collection of thirteen Just William stories - now with a brand-new cover look illustrated by Joe Berger. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.

William at Christmas

William at Christmas

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

In Just William at Christmas everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in a collection of hilarious festive stories - now with a gorgeous new cover illustrated by David Roberts. This is the perfect Christmas gift. Join William as he visits his relations at Christmas, prepares for the local pantomime and enjoys the school holidays with his gang of faithful outlaws - attracting trouble wherever he goes. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922.

Portrait of a Family

Portrait of a Family

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Happily married for thirty years with three children that have long since grown up, Christopher Mainwaring finds himself at a total loss following the death of his beloved wife, Susan. Yet the joyful marriage he remembers may not have been all it seemed, for no one in the family knows of the troubling words his wife uttered to him from her death bed . . . Alluding to a possible affair that took place many years ago with a close family friend, the grieving widower is haunted by visions of Susan's infidelity and seeks to find out the truth. In his quest to unearth his wife's potential duplicity, Christopher finds himself looking to his children's complex lives for answers: Joy who is now married with children and concerns of her own, the professionally inept but kind-hearted Frank and his neurotic wife Rachel, and Derek, whose delusions of grandeur with his struggling business causes much distress for his long-suffering wife, Olivia. Portrait of a Family by Richmal Crompton provides universal reflections and intimate insights into the dynamics of family life with a startling clarity that will stay with the reader long after the final page has been turned.

Portrait of a Family

Portrait of a Family

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Happily married for thirty years with three children that have long since grown up, Christopher Mainwaring finds himself at a total loss following the death of his beloved wife, Susan. Yet the joyful marriage he remembers may not have been all it seemed, for no one in the family knows of the troubling words his wife uttered to him from her death bed. . . Alluding to a possible affair that took place many years ago with a close family friend, the grieving widower is haunted by visions of Susan's infidelity and seeks to find out the truth. In his quest to unearth his wife's potential duplicity, Christopher finds himself looking to his children's complex lives for answers: Joy who is now married with children and concerns of her own, the professionally inept but kind-hearted Frank and his neurotic wife Rachel, and Derek, whose delusions of grandeur with his struggling business causes much distress for his long-suffering wife, Olivia. Portrait of a Family by Richmal Crompton provides universal reflections and intimate insights into the dynamics of family life with a startling clarity that will stay with the reader long after the final page has been turned.

Merlin Bay

Merlin Bay

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

She glanced at her watch. They would be in Merlin Bay in less than half an hour now. Her heart began to beat more quickly. Something was waiting for her at Merlin Bay. She didn't know what it was yet, but she would know soon-in a day, in a week, perhaps. Certainly, when she passed this spot again at the end of the visit, she would know why Michael had wanted her to go there. So begins Mrs. Paget's month-long holiday as she journeys with the rest of her family to visit her grown-up daughter Pen and her grandchildren, who have moved to Cornwall to reap the benefits of the fresh Cornish air. But teeming beneath the calm surface of seaside life lies a whole world of secrets, infatuations, hopes and dreams. Over the course of their stay, visitors and residents of Merlin Bay become entangled in each other's lives, disrupting the stability of Pen's seemingly calm domestic life. From the elderly Mrs. Paget, who visited the bay on her honeymoon nearly fifty years ago but who has never returned, to Pen's teenage daughter Stella, struggling to find her place in the world and feeling her first pangs of desire whilst her younger siblings play innocent childhood games on the beach, in Merlin Bay Richmal Crompton skillfully depicts the trials and tribulations of British domestic life. Will the hopes and desires of each family member be realized by the end of their stay? And what secret will Mrs. Paget unearth? Richmal Crompton's adult novels are an absolute delight and every bit as charming as her beloved Just William series. A nostalgic treat for fans of the gentler brand of interwar fiction, this is the perfect heritage read for fans of 1930s fiction at its best.

Merlin Bay

Merlin Bay

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

She glanced at her watch. They would be in Merlin Bay in less than half an hour now. Her heart began to beat more quickly. Something was waiting for her at Merlin Bay. She didn't know what it was yet, but she would know soon-in a day, in a week, perhaps. Certainly, when she passed this spot again at the end of the visit, she would know why Michael had wanted her to go there. So begins Mrs. Paget's month-long holiday as she journeys with the rest of her family to visit her grown-up daughter Pen and her grandchildren, who have moved to Cornwall to reap the benefits of the fresh Cornish air. But teeming beneath the calm surface of seaside life lies a whole world of secrets, infatuations, hopes and dreams. Over the course of their stay, visitors and residents of Merlin Bay become entangled in each other's lives, disrupting the stability of Pen's seemingly calm domestic life. From the elderly Mrs. Paget, who visited the bay on her honeymoon nearly fifty years ago but who has never returned, to Pen's teenage daughter Stella, struggling to find her place in the world and feeling her first pangs of desire whilst her younger siblings play innocent childhood games on the beach, Richmal Crompton skillfully depicts the trials and tribulations of British domestic life. Will the hopes and desires of each family member be realized by the end of their stay? And what secret will Mrs. Paget unearth? Richmal Crompton's adult novels are an absolute delight and every bit as charming as her beloved Just William series. A nostalgic treat for fans of the gentler brand of interwar fiction, Merlin Bay is the perfect heritage read for fans of 1930s fiction at its best.

Marriage of Hermione

Marriage of Hermione

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Aged just seventeen Hermione is passed from the hands of an inattentive mother into an engagement with a young man she barely knows. Glad to have her pretty daughter married and celebrated by their social circle, Hermione's mother gives little thought to the fitness of the match. Hermione now finds she must grow up, and grow into a life with a man who is not her natural partner. Following Hermione and her family from the late eighteen hundreds through the First World War and the changing society of the post-war era, in Marriage of Hermione Richmal Crompton explores the strains and joys of an imperfect marriage with a warm and humorous eye. Richmal Crompton's adult novels are an absolute delight and every bit as charming as her beloved Just William series. A nostalgic treat for fans of the gentler brand of interwar fiction, this is the perfect heritage read for fans of 1930s fiction at its best.

Marriage of Hermione

Marriage of Hermione

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Aged just seventeen Hermione is passed from the hands of an inattentive mother into an engagement with a young man she barely knows. Glad to have her pretty daughter married and celebrated by their social circle, Hermione's mother gives little thought to the fitness of the match. Hermione now finds she must grow up, and grow into a life with a man who is not her natural partner. Following Hermione and her family from the late eighteen hundreds through the First World War and the changing society of the post-war era, in Marriage of Hermione Richmal Crompton explores the strains and joys of an imperfect marriage with a warm and humorous eye. Richmal Crompton's adult novels are an absolute delight and every bit as charming as her beloved Just William series. A nostalgic treat for fans of the gentler brand of interwar fiction, this is the perfect heritage read for fans of 1930s fiction at its best.

The Holiday

The Holiday

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Summer has arrived and the Cotteril children are looking forward to the Holiday. For Thea, Susan, Peter and Jane it's always a special time of year, as they escape their lives in the suburbs and visit the delights of the countryside with their mother and father. All sorts of exciting adventures await them as they explore unfamiliar surroundings and meet a collection of fascinating new neighbours. For Peter and Jane the magic of the Holiday is as alive as ever and they delight in discovery: exploring inside gardens, visiting a new sweet shop and finding plenty of places to play hide and seek. But for Thea and Susan, the two eldest, their experience of the Holiday starts to change. As they begin to move into the dizzyingly complicated sphere of the Grown-Ups, Richmal Crompton's The Holiday becomes a journey of discovery into what it is to be an adult . . .

The Holiday

The Holiday

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Summer has arrived and the Cotteril children are looking forward to the Holiday. For Thea, Susan, Peter and Jane it's always a special time of year, as they escape their lives in the suburbs and visit the delights of the countryside with their mother and father. All sorts of exciting adventures await them as they explore unfamiliar surroundings and meet a collection of fascinating new neighbours. For Peter and Jane the magic of the Holiday is as alive as ever and they delight in discovery: exploring inside gardens, visiting a new sweet shop and finding plenty of places to play hide and seek. But for Thea and Susan, the two eldest, their experience of the Holiday starts to change. As they begin to move into the dizzyingly complicated sphere of the Grown-Ups, Richmal Crompton's The Holiday becomes a journey of discovery into what it is to be an adult . . .

Narcissa

Narcissa

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

I don't think that people are people to her any longer. They're just mirrors. If she can see the right picture of herself in them, she likes them. If she can't, she dislikes them. Stella Markham is the apple of her aunt's eye: gentle, kind, beautiful and accomplished - the model of a perfect child. Her guardians love her and her playmates worship her. Sensitive and thoughtful, she is the very image of nineteenth century loveliness - that is, until things don't go her way. From Richmal Crompton the bestselling author of the Just William stories, Narcissa follows Stella from childhood through courtship and motherhood, detailing the triumphs and tragedies of a woman who is willing to do anything to maintain the image of her own perfection, sacrificing those she loves to her own vanity.

Caroline

Caroline

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Caroline knows best. Caroline's mother ran away from her father when Caroline was four years old, and her father and stepmother died fifteen years later, leaving her with a young step-brother and two young step-sisters to bring up. Orphaned, and in the care of their eldest sister, the three children grow up in a world where one thing is true: Caroline knows best. The children adore her, but as they grow up and spread their wings, tension creeps into formerly happy relationships as Caroline cannot bear to relinquish her hold on them. Having sacrificed her own life for the children, to whom she is practically a mother, Caroline values loyalty above all else; but when she invites a guest into her home, she is not prepared for the resulting shift in allegiances in her long-established realm. First published in 1936, Caroline offers a nuanced study of family relationships, of women trapped by duty and respectability, and how good intentions can sometimes have unwanted consequences. One of Richmal Crompton's 'lost' adult novels, Bello is proud to bring eleven of these titles back into print for the first time since original publication.

Narcissa

Narcissa

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

I don't think that people are people to her any longer. They're just mirrors. If she can see the right picture of herself in them, she likes them. If she can't, she dislikes them. Stella Markham is the apple of her aunt's eye: gentle, kind, beautiful and accomplished - the model of a perfect child. Her guardians love her and her playmates worship her. Sensitive and thoughtful, she is the very image of nineteenth century loveliness - that is, until things don't go her way. From Richmal Crompton, the bestselling author of the Just William stories, Narcissa follows Stella from childhood through courtship and motherhood, detailing the triumphs and tragedies of a woman who is willing to do anything to maintain the image of her own perfection, sacrificing those she loves to her own vanity.

Caroline

Caroline

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Caroline knows best. Caroline's mother ran away from her father when Caroline was four years old, and her father and stepmother died fifteen years later, leaving her with a young step-brother and two young step-sisters to bring up. Orphaned, and in the care of their eldest sister, the three children grow up in a world where one thing is true: Caroline knows best. The children adore her, but as they grow up and spread their wings, tension creeps into formerly happy relationships as Caroline cannot bear to relinquish her hold on them. Having sacrificed her own life for the children, to whom she is practically a mother, Caroline values loyalty above all else; but when she invites a guest into her home, she is not prepared for the resulting shift in allegiances in her long-established realm. First published in 1936, Caroline offers a nuanced study of family relationships, of women trapped by duty and respectability, and how good intentions can sometimes have unwanted consequences. One of Richmal Crompton's 'lost' adult novels, Bello is proud to bring eleven of these titles back into print for the first time since original publication.

Journeying Wave

Journeying Wave

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

When Viola learned of her husband Humphrey's affair, it seemed obvious that she must divorce him so he could be with the woman soon to bear him a child, but now she must deal with her highly-strung and sensitive son Hilary and her sister Frances' sudden move to London alone, without Humphrey's steadying presence. And while Humphrey tries to deal with the fact that his romantic choices have ended his marriage, his family is also living through numerous personal upheavals. His twin aunts Harriet and Hester are heading for a breakdown, with Harriet looking after all aspects of her sister's life while Hester is desperate for something to call her own, and Aggie, Humphrey's mild-mannered and absent minded sister-in-law, is a widowed mother to three children she doesn't understand: Joey, hateful of his office job and eager for the freedom of farm work; solid, quiet Monica who spends her days not at Oxford reading and studying, and Elaine, desperate to leave Reddington behind and have control of her own life. Humphrey's sister Doreen and her daughter Bridget have a fraught relationship, with Bridget torn between her mother's desire for her to make a marriage that will increase their social standing and the affection she feels towards her best friend's brother, Terry. Will this family ever manage to find happiness and equilibrium? Journeying Wave by Richmal Crompton explores the changes sparked by Viola and Humphrey's divorce, letting us into the inner thoughts, feelings and dreams of an extended family. We visit numerous points of view, revealing just how rich and varied our internal lives truly are - and how there are many paths to happiness.

Journeying Wave

Journeying Wave

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

When Viola learned of her husband Humphrey's affair, it seemed obvious that she must divorce him so he could be with the woman soon to bear him a child, but now she must deal with her highly-strung and sensitive son Hilary and her sister Frances' sudden move to London alone, without Humphrey's steadying presence. And while Humphrey tries to deal with the fact that his romantic choices have ended his marriage, his family is also living through numerous personal upheavals. His twin aunts Harriet and Hester are heading for a breakdown, with Harriet looking after all aspects of her sister's life while Hester is desperate for something to call her own, and Aggie, Humphrey's mild-mannered and absent minded sister-in-law, is a widowed mother to three children she doesn't understand: Joey, hateful of his office job and eager for the freedom of farm work; solid, quiet Monica who spends her days not at Oxford reading and studying, and Elaine, desperate to leave Reddington behind and have control of her own life. Humphrey's sister Doreen and her daughter Bridget have a fraught relationship, with Bridget torn between her mother's desire for her to make a marriage that will increase their social standing and the affection she feels towards her best friend's brother, Terry. Will this family ever manage to find happiness and equilibrium? Journeying Wave by Richmal Crompton explores the changes sparked by Viola and Humphrey's divorce, letting us into the inner thoughts, feelings and dreams of an extended family. We visit numerous points of view, revealing just how rich and varied our internal lives truly are - and how there are many paths to happiness.

The Old Man's Birthday

The Old Man's Birthday

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Richmal Crompton's adult novels are an absolute delight and every bit as charming as her beloved Just William series. The Old Man's Birthday is both a nostalgic treat for fans of the gentler brand of interwar fiction, and a dry satire of British village life. Matthew Rowston is turning ninety-five. A lovable rogue approaching his dotage, he has very little time for the high moral standards and rigid ideas of propriety espoused by his spinster daughter. Things get interesting when he invites his estranged son, the bright and lively Stephen, and his beautiful partner to his celebratory dinner. Over the course of the day, Matthew walks around the village, introducing the pair to his large and varied clan, from the aging Jolly-hockey sticks granddaughter who is considering a torrid affair of her own, to his elderly bookish bachelor son and the lovely great-granddaughter struggling to find her place in the world, doomed to work as a clerk in her dull and dismal father's firm. Teeming beneath the calm surface of village and family life, lies a whole world of secrets and desires, hopes and dreams. Mrs Dalloway with a dash of dry humour, Mapp and Lucia with a slightly melancholy tone, this is the perfect heritage read for fans of 1930s fiction at its best.

The Old Man's Birthday

The Old Man's Birthday

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Richmal Crompton's adult novels are an absolute delight and every bit as charming as her beloved Just William series. The Old Man's Birthday is both a nostalgic treat for fans of the gentler brand of interwar fiction, and a dry satire of British village life. Matthew Rowston is turning ninety-five. A lovable rogue approaching his dotage, he has very little time for the high moral standards and rigid ideas of propriety espoused by his spinster daughter. Things get interesting when he invites his estranged son, the bright and lively Stephen, and his beautiful partner to his celebratory dinner. Over the course of the day, Matthew walks around the village, introducing the pair to his large and varied clan, from the aging Jolly-hockey sticks granddaughter who is considering a torrid affair of her own, to his elderly bookish bachelor son and the lovely great-granddaughter struggling to find her place in the world, doomed to work as a clerk in her dull and dismal father's firm. Teeming beneath the calm surface of village and family life, lies a whole world of secrets and desires, hopes and dreams. Mrs Dalloway with a dash of dry humour, Mapp and Lucia with a slightly melancholy tone, this is the perfect heritage read for fans of 1930s fiction at its best.

Steffan Green

Steffan Green

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

When Lettice Helston's high-society marriage breaks down, leaving a hole in her life, she flees her London life for the comfort of her friend Dorrie. But an unexpected detour to the charming village of Steffan Green introduces her to new friends, some in dire need of her help, and uncovers a decades old scandal that could have disastrous consequences for present generations. With the help of parson's wife and ex-suffragette, Mrs. Fanshaw, along with an ensemble of well-drawn and quirky characters, Lettice begins to find peace and consolation by immersing herself in her new country life. But is there someone else who can finally bring her happiness? Steffan Green by Richmal Crompton is a delightful account of country living in the 1930s, full of honest, wry and humorous observations about social class, adversity and human nature.

Steffan Green

Steffan Green

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

When Lettice Helston's high-society marriage breaks down, leaving a hole in her life, she flees her London life for the comfort of her friend Dorrie. But an unexpected detour to the charming village of Steffan Green introduces her to new friends, some in dire need of her help, and uncovers a decades old scandal that could have disastrous consequences for present generations. With the help of parson's wife and ex-suffragette, Mrs. Fanshaw, along with an ensemble of well-drawn and quirky characters, Lettice begins to find peace and consolation by immersing herself in her new country life. But is there someone else who can finally bring her happiness? Steffan Green by Richmal Crompton is a delightful account of country living in the 1930s, full of honest, wry and humorous observations about social class, adversity and human nature.

There Are Four Seasons

There Are Four Seasons

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Even as a child all Vicky wants is love. She seeks it from her governess; she expects it from the lowly, loyal gardener, Andrew; but most of all, she is desperate for it from the one person who can't see beyond shadows of the past and open his heart to her - her father. As Vicky grows up, her beauty blossoms, and when she meets vivacious artist, Philip - a passionate, fiery-haired man who crashes into her carefully ordered life - everything changes. Falling in love and being loved in return fills a hole in Vicky she wasn't even aware she had. But it's the start of the twentieth century and times are changing. Not even Vicky can control the developments of the age. Yet, as the seasons come round with comforting regularity, so too do the familiar patterns of human life in Richmal Crompton's There Are Four Seasons.

Chedsy Place

Chedsy Place

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Bringing together a memorable cast of characters, Chedsy Place is a warm and witty novel, filled with the humour, piercing observation and remarkable characterization that makes Richmal Crompton one of the world's best-loved writers. When Richard Beaton inherits Chedsy Place, he feels nostalgic as he returns to his beloved family home. For him it is locked in the past - a place of warm childhood memories - and he cannot afford to keep it. But for his wife, Celia, walking round the grand house sparks the kernel of an idea: to restore it to its former glory by opening its doors once more for Christmas - only this time, to paying guests. Horrified by the idea, Robert watches as the guests arrive from far and wide: the domineering Judith Kimball with her shy secretary Sidney Lattimer, and the chauffeur, who takes a shine to Sidney; the Paynter family with their excitable twin daughters, Cicely and Angela; Miss Nettleton, who travels indomitably about the British Isles seeing the sights; Mrs Stephenson-Pollitt, who retires 'into the silence' each afternoon to seek communion with the spirits, and her nephew, Brian, who is destined for the clergy but must battle with his conscience when he meets Angela. As the guests settle in for Christmas, Robert knows that Chedsy Place will never be the same again . . .

Chedsy Place

Chedsy Place

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Bringing together a memorable cast of characters, Chedsy Place is a warm and witty novel, filled with the humour, piercing observation and remarkable characterization that makes Richmal Crompton one of the world's best-loved writers. When Richard Beaton inherits Chedsy Place, he feels nostalgic as he returns to his beloved family home. For him it is locked in the past - a place of warm childhood memories - and he cannot afford to keep it. But for his wife, Celia, walking round the grand house sparks the kernel of an idea: to restore it to its former glory by opening its doors once more for Christmas - only this time, to paying guests. Horrified by the idea, Robert watches as the guests arrive from far and wide: the domineering Judith Kimball with her shy secretary Sidney Lattimer, and the chauffeur, who takes a shine to Sidney; the Paynter family with their excitable twin daughters, Cicely and Angela; Miss Nettleton, who travels indomitably about the British Isles seeing the sights; Mrs Stephenson-Pollitt, who retires 'into the silence' each afternoon to seek communion with the spirits, and her nephew, Brian, who is destined for the clergy but must battle with his conscience when he meets Angela. As the guests settle in for Christmas, Robert knows that Chedsy Place will never be the same again . . .

William Again

William Again

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

In Richmal Compton's William Again William and his mate Ginger have to endure bankruptcy - they don't even have enough money for sweets. Then William comes up with what he thinks is a fantastic idea! William Again is the third set of stories featuring the endearing and mischievous William Brown; a much-loved character whose adventures have become children's classics. This funny and endearing collection of fourteen brilliant Just William stories has an engaging contemporary cover look illustrated by Chris Garbutt along with the original inside illustrations of Thomas Henry. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, loveable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

In Richmal Compton's Just William the Outlaws plan a day of non-stop adventure. The only problem is that William is meant to be babysitting. But William won't let that stop him having fun with his gang - he'll just bring the baby along! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, loveable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. This delightful children's classic features a contemporary cover look illustrated by Chris Riddell, along with the original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry, which will bring the antics of the mischievous William Brown to a new generation of children.

William

William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Naomi Godstone

Naomi Godstone

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

William at War

William at War

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

William is always ready to offer his services to his country. But why is it that his enthusiastic contribution is so seldom appreciated? William is determined to do his bit, but unfortunately no one else thinks he'd make a hero . . . William at War by Richmal Compton is a selection of ten of William's most wonderful wartime stories in which William proves himself just as dangerous, unpredictable and downright troublesome as the Enemy! Now with a brand-new cover look illustrated by Michael Foreman. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, loveable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. This much-loved children's classic features contemporary cover art, along with the original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry, allowing a new generation to enjoy this unforgettable character.

Just William's Luck

Just William's Luck

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/06/2009

In this full-length Just William novel, William and the Outlaws decide to form the Knights of the Square Table, `rightin' wrongs' for a minor fee (`Small wrongs: sixpence. Big wrongs: one shillin'.) In their quest to earn enough money to become tramps, they stop at no amount of do-gooding, embarking on a plan to marry off their older brothers. William becomes a veritable Don Juan as he woos a visiting film star for his brother (much to the surprise and annoyance of his brother's girlfriend.) Soon the gang have planned a midnight haunting to scare off old monkey face from the big house on the hill - after all, where else will they find a home for the happy young couple? Martin Jarvis portrays the whole gang in this riotous comedy that leaves William teetering on the brink of disaster and success... `Martin Jarvis's recording of Richmal Crompton's Just William stories are works of genius' - Independent.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2008

Described by 'The Daily Telegraph' as 'the wizard of the talking book', Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of Outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the loveable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth Bott, wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories. The stories on this volume are 'William Goes Shopping'; 'Violet Elizabeth Runs Away'; 'William and the Real Laurence'; 'The Outlaws and the Hidden Treasure'; 'William and the Fairy Daffodil'; 'The Best Laid Plans'; 'Mrs Bott's Hat'; 'William Starts the Holidays'; 'William Plays Santa Claus'; 'William and the Snowman'; 'Revenge is Sweet' and 'William and the Black Cat'. 'There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2008

Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.This volume of Just William features the following stories:Aunt Florence and the Green WoodpeckerThe Plan That FailedWilliam and the Begging LetterA Question of ExchangeWilliam and the Temporary History MasterThe Outlaws and the TrampA Few Dogs and WilliamThe Outlaws and the MissionaryWilliam the GoodWilliam and the Young ManWilliam and the SpyWilliam and the Badminton Racket

More William

More William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

More William

More William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2007

Just William Volume 10

Just William Volume 10

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/09/2007

The adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. In this welcome new collection, performed by `the wizard of the talking book' Martin Jarvis, the heroically optimistic William and his faithful Outlaws embark on more intrepid adventures, and once again find themselves pitted against the fearsome wiles of their lisping nemesis, Violet Elizabeth Bott. The stories include: `William and the Chinese God'; `William and the League of Perfect Love'; `Fireworks Strictly Prohibited'; `William the Psychiatrist'; `William Joins the Waits'; `Violet Elizabeth Takes Control'; `William - The Dear Little Boysie'; `William's Brilliant Plan'; `The Outlaws and Aunt Jo' and `Violet Elizabeth's Special Party'. 'There's nothing to touch them' -Independent on Sunday. 2 CDs. 2 hrs 30 mins.

Just William Volume 7

Just William Volume 7

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/02/2007

Twelve fantastic stories featuring the incorrigible William: `Aunt Florence and the Green Woodpecker' / `The Plan that Failed' / `William and the Begging Letter' / `A Question of Exchange' / `William and the Temporary History Teacher' / `The Outlaws and the Tramp' / `A Few Dogs and William' / `The Outlaws and the Missionary' / `William the Good' / `William and the Young Man' / `William and the Spy' / `William and the Badminton Racket'. The adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and wildly adventurous, his bold schemes sometimes end in disaster, though occasionally they do go gloriously right. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

Just William's Greatest Hits The Definitive Collection of Just William Stories

Just William's Greatest Hits The Definitive Collection of Just William Stories

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/09/2006

Whether a long-standing fan or a first time listener, this collection of stories is the ultimate Just William audio experience. With over four hours of laugh-out-loud stories, including two stories performed to a live audience, Just William's Greatest Hits! is the perfect entertainment for the whole family. Boring car journeys are a thing of the past! Along with the live stories are Martin Jarvis's personal reflections of recording Just William, giving the listener a true behind- the-scenes insight into how he brings those marvellous characters to life. This is the perfect gift for the Just William fan, whether young or old. The stories included are: 'The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague'; 'The Outlaws and Cousin Percy'; 'A Bit of Blackmail'; 'William and the Bomb'; 'William and the Snowman'; 'Violet Elizabeth Runs Away'; 'William and the Real Laurence'; 'Finding a School for William'; 'William's Truthful Christmas'; 'The Haunted House'; 'William and the Begging Letter'; 'William and the Badminton Racket'; 'A Question of Exchange'; 'The Weak Spot'; 'William the Rat Lover'; 'The Sweet Little Girl in White' and 'William and the Princess Goldilocks'. 4 CDs. 4 hrs 3 mins.

Just William's Greatest Hits

Just William's Greatest Hits

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2006

Whether a long-standing fan or a first time listener, this collection of stories is the ultimate Just William audio experience. With over four hours of laugh-out-loud stories, including two stories performed to a live audience, Just William's Greatest Hits! is the perfect entertainment for the whole family. Boring car journeys are a thing of the past! Along with the live stories are Martin Jarvis's personal reflections of recording Just William, giving the listener a true behind- the-scenes insight into how he brings those marvellous characters to life. This is the perfect gift for the Just William fan, whether young or old. The stories included are: 'The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague'; 'The Outlaws and Cousin Percy'; 'A Bit of Blackmail'; 'William and the Bomb'; 'William and the Snowman'; 'Violet Elizabeth Runs Away'; 'William and the Real Laurence'; 'Finding a School for William'; 'William's Truthful Christmas'; 'The Haunted House'; 'William and the Begging Letter'; 'William and the Badminton Racket'; 'A Question of Exchange'; 'The Weak Spot'; 'William the Rat Lover'; 'The Sweet Little Girl in White' and 'William and the Princess Goldilocks'.

The Unabridged Just William Collection

The Unabridged Just William Collection

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 27/10/2005

Listening at its finest and great fun for all the family...Here's everybody's favourite schoolboy! Martin Jarvis is the hilarious multi-award-winning reader of Richmal Crompton's Just William Stories. Now packaged together in one unique collection package his Just William recordings for CSA WORD are the only ones available on the market complete and unabridged. Nothing has been cut or missed out so don't you miss out either...

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2005

Described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the wizard of the talking book', Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the lovable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth, wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories. This collection includes: 'The Sweet Little Girl in White'; 'A Birthday Treat'; 'The Outlaws and the Triplets'; 'A Bit of Blackmail'; 'William Makes a Night of It'; 'The Leopard Hunter'; 'William and the Lost Tourist'; 'The New Neighbour'; 'William the Philanthropist' and 'William and the Prize Cat.' 'There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2005

Described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the wizard of the talking book', Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the lovable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth, wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories. This selection includes: 'William Holds the Stage'; 'William and the School Report'; 'All the News'; 'Aunt Arabelle in Charge'; 'William's Goodbye Present'; 'William - The Salvage Collector'; 'William's Day Off'; 'Entertainment Provided'; 'William and the Brains Trust' and 'William and the Bomb'. 'There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2005

Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. This collection includes the following twelve stories: 'William the Rat Lover'; 'William the Showman'; 'William And the Monster'; 'William The Persian'; 'The New Game'; 'William and the Love Nest' 'The Cat And The Mouse'; 'Waste Paper Wanted'; 'William The Globe Trotter'; 'William And The Prize Pig'; 'A Present From William' and 'A Night Of Mysteries'. 'There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday

Just William Volume 6

Just William Volume 6

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/01/2005

Acclaimed as `the wizard of the talking book' by the Daily Telegraph, Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and friends his own in these marvellous readings. You'll roar with laughter as the lovable rogue and his gang of Outlaws wreak havoc - hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth Bott. The stories in this collection include: `That Boy'; `The Bishop's Handkerchief'; `William and Uncle George'; `The Haunted House'; `William and St Valentine'; `April Fool's Day'; `Not Much'; `The Cure'; `William's Wonderful Plan'; `The Outlaws and the Penknife'; `William the Reformer' and `William's New Year's Day'. `There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday. 3 CDs. 3 hrs.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, William Brown is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

Acclaimed as 'the wizard of the talking book' by the Daily Telegraph, Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and friends his own in these marvellous readings. You'll roar with laughter as the lovable rogue and his gang of Outlaws wreak havoc - hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth Bott. The stories in this collection include: 'That Boy'; 'The Bishop's Handkerchief'; 'William and Uncle George'; 'The Haunted House'; 'William and St Valentine'; 'April Fool's Day'; 'Not Much'; 'The Cure'; 'William's Wonderful Plan'; 'The Outlaws and the Penknife'; 'William the Reformer' and 'William's New Year's Day'. 'There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.This volume of Just William features the following stories: William Turns Over a New Leaf, William and Dear Little Peter, William and the Waxwork Prince, William and the White CatWilliam and PhotographyThe Great DetectiveThe Fete - and FortuneThe Weak Spot, The Outlaws Go a-Mumming, William's Double Life, William to the Rescue and William the Film Star.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/06/2004

William and the Russian Prince/William s Busy Day/William The Great Actor/William and the White Elephants/Finding a School for William/William s Birthday/William Clears The Slums/Parrots for Ethel/William s Truthful Christmas/Boys Will Be Boys/William and the Ebony Hair-Brush/William and the Old Man in the Fog Described by the Daily Telegraph as the wizard of the talking book , Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the lovable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth, wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories. There s nothing to touch them . (Independent on Sunday)

Just William Volume 4

Just William Volume 4

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/04/2004

Described by `The Daily Telegraph' as 'the wizard of the talking book', Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of Outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the loveable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth Bott, wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories. The stories on this volume are `William Goes Shopping'; `Violet Elizabeth Runs Away'; `William and the Real Laurence'; `The Outlaws and the Hidden Treasure'; `William and the Fairy Daffodil'; `The Best Laid Plans'; `Mrs Bott's Hat'; `William Starts the Holidays'; `William Plays Santa Claus'; `William and the Snowman'; `Revenge is Sweet' and `William and the Black Cat'. `There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday. 3 CDs. 2 hrs 55 mins.

Just William At Christmas

Just William At Christmas

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/10/2003

In this collection of six full-length Christmas stories we encounter the irrepressible William Brown as an unlikely carol-singer, a pantomime-bear, Arab chief and conjurer. And between being mistaken for a Martian and becoming a burglar, William provides his family, friends (and many assorted aunts) with a Christmas they'll never forget. Neither will you... As William himself would say, 'Happy list'nin'!'

Just William Volume 3

Just William Volume 3

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/06/2003

Described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the wizard of the talking book', Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the lovable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth, wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories. This selection includes: 'William Holds the Stage'; 'William and the School Report'; 'All the News'; 'Aunt Arabelle in Charge'; 'William's Goodbye Present'; 'William - The Salvage Collector'; 'William's Day Off'; 'Entertainment Provided'; 'William and the Brains Trust' and 'William and the Bomb'. 'There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday. 3 CDs. 2 hrs 30 mins.

Just William Volume 2

Just William Volume 2

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/06/2003

Described by the Daily Telegraph as `the wizard of the talking book', Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the lovable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth, wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories. This collection includes: 'The Sweet Little Girl in White'; 'A Birthday Treat'; 'The Outlaws and the Triplets'; `A Bit of Blackmail'; `William Makes a Night of It'; `The Leopard Hunter'; `William and the Lost Tourist'; `The New Neighbour'; `William the Philanthropist' and `William and the Prize Cat.' `There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday. 2 CDs. 2 hrs 30 mins.

Just William Volume 8

Just William Volume 8

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/11/2002

Martin Jarvis, the wizard of the talking book' has made the voices of Richmal Crompton's scruffy hero William and his gang of outlaws his own. Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. This volume of Just William features the following stories: 'William Turns Over a New Leaf'/'William and Dear Little Peter'/'William and the Waxwork Prince'/'William and the White Cat'/'William and Photography'/'The Great Detective'/'The Fete - and Fortune'/'The Weak Spot'/'The Outlaws Go a-Mumming'/ William's Double Life'/'William to the Rescue'/'William the Film Star'.

Just William Volume 1

Just William Volume 1

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/04/2001

Described by the Daily Telegraph as `the wizard of the talking book', Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the lovable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth, wreaks havoc in this hilarious collection. Includes the following stories: 'The Christmas Truce'; 'Only Just in Time'; 'The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague'; 'William and the Musician'; 'William Leads a Better Life'; 'William and the Twins'; 'William's Birthday'; 'William and the Little Girl'; 'The Outlaws and Cousin Percy' and 'William and the Princess Goldilocks'. `There's nothing to touch them' - Independent on Sunday. 2 CDs. 2 hrs 30 mins.

Family Roundabout

Family Roundabout

Author: Richmal Crompton, Juliet Aykroyd Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2001

Just William Home for the Holidays

Just William Home for the Holidays

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/12/1999

The thoughts of schoolboy William Brown; That actor bloke Martin Jarvis has helped me rekord this audio. He thinks he can tork like me, but he can't. I sound better. So pay no attention to him. Just listen to me telling you about the most important things in life! Listings: My Summer Holiday; What's Wrong with Civilizashun; The Job I'd Like Best; Commonsense About Holidays; School is a Waste of Time; My Day in London; Something Like a Change; I'll Tell You What's Wrong with Christmas; Home for the Holidays; William's Christmas Presents; Christmas Day with William; and New Year's Day.

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