Just William Home for the Holidays by Richmal Crompton


Just William Home for the Holidays by Richmal Crompton

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.

About the Author

Richmal Crompton

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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Running Time: 149 minutes


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Publication date

31st December 1999



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