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Just William Synopsis

A tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable ball of mischief, William Brown has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features original illustrations by Thomas Henry and a foreword by novelist, dramatist and screenwriter Roddy Doyle. Just William is Richmal Crompton's first book about the incorrigible William Brown. Follow his adventures from getting over a school teacher crush to a failed attempt at baby-sitting, and from throwing a wild party to meeting his faithful dog Jumble in this hilarious collection of stories.

Just William Press Reviews

What's funniest about William is when he's thumbing his nose at authority -- David Barnett * Independent * Crompton's voice is dry, wry and ironic, in a style that you could say echoes Evelyn Waugh's . . . The Just William stories are, above all, funny -- Michael Deacon * Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529031843
Publication date: 17th September 2020
Author: Richmal Crompton, Sue Townsend, Thomas Henry
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage), Short stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Richmal Crompton, Sue Townsend, Thomas Henry

Richmal Crompton was born in 1890 and is best known for her thirty-eight books featuring William Brown, which were published between 1922 and 1970. Born in Lancashire, Crompton won a scholarship to Royal Holloway in London, where she trained as a schoolteacher, graduating in 1914, before turning to writing full-time in 1923. Alongside the William novels, Crompton wrote forty-one novels for adults, as well as nine collections of short stories. She died in 1969.

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