Elisabeth Beresford - Author Picture

Elisabeth Beresford - Author

Elisabeth Beresford first came up with the idea for the Womble characters when walking on Wimbledon Common with her two children. She started sketching out the characters that day: Great Uncle Bulgaria was based on her father-in-law, Tobermory on her brother (an inventor), Orinoco on her son, and Madame Cholet on her mother. She hoped that the Wombles stories would encourage children to fight pollution and to think up ways of ‘making good use of bad rubbish’. In fact, the Wombles so charmed the nation that they were chosen as the mascots for the Tidy Britain campaign. Since then they have had their own television series, first broadcast on 'Jackanory'.

Elisabeth Beresford was awarded an MBE for her services to children’s literature in 1998 and she lived in Alderney, the Channel Islands. She died in December 2010.

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The Wombles
Elisabeth Beresford
A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011 - Fluent Readers The classic stories of the Wombles are back! Great Uncle Bulgaria, Tobermory, Bungo and the rest – these heroes of recycling who lived underneath Wimbledon Common appearing...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2010
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The Wandering Wombles
Elisabeth Beresford
The Wombles are back for a second adventure in which they brave the world beyond their natural home under Wimbledon Common. The homely Wombles are forced to be incredibly brave: their burrow is under threat and they must find a...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2010
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