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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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 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

Just William

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

Meet everyone's favourite troublemaker in this beautiful Macmillan Children's Classics hardback edition. 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 delightful hardback edition will introduce William Brown and the Outlaws to a new generation of children.

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 / softback Release Date: 16/06/2016

Everyone's favourite troublemaker is back! William is up to his old tricks in Richmal Crompton's William the Good, a hilarious collection of stories with a gorgeous cover illustrated by the award-winning Liz Pichon and an introduction by author Kate Atkinson. 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. Enjoy more of William's adventures in William the Bad and William's Happy Days.

William the Bad

William the Bad

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

Everyone's favourite troublemaker is back in Richmal Crompton's William the Bad - with a fun and contemporary cover illustrated by Chris Garbutt and an introduction by writer Anne Fine. 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. Enjoy more of William's adventures in William's Happy Days and William Again.

William's Happy Days

William's Happy Days

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

Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in Richmal Crompton's William's Happy Days, a hilarious collection of classic Just William stories - with a contemporary cover illustrated by Steven Lenton and an introduction by Outnumbered actor Daniel Roche. 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. Enjoy more of William's adventures in Still William and William Again.

William

William

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

Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in Richmal Crompton's William, a hilarious collection of stories from the classic Just William series - with a gorgeous cover illustrated by the award-winning Lauren Child and an introduction by actress Bonnie Langford. 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. Enjoy more of William's adventures in William the Bad and William's Happy Days.

William in Trouble

William in Trouble

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

Everyone's favourite troublemaker is back causing mayhem! 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 by Richmal Crompton, William Brown is back in a collection of fourteen Just William stories with an introduction by TV presenter Richard Madeley, appealing contemporary cover art by Alex T. Smith, along with the original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry. 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. Enjoy more of William's adventures in William the Outlaw and William the Good.

William the Outlaw

William the Outlaw

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

Watch out William's about! 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 Richmal Crompton's William the Outlaw, William Brown is back in a collection of ten Just William stories with an introduction by Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon, appealing contemporary cover art by Sara Ogilvie, along with the original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry. 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. Enjoy more of William's adventures in William the Good and William the Bad.

William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror

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

Everyone's favourite troublemaker is back and up to no good! 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 . . . Richmal Crompton's William the Conqueror is a collection of thirteen brilliant Just William stories with an introduction by actor and comedian Charlie Higson, appealing contemporary cover art by Joe Berger, along with the original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry. 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. Enjoy more of William's adventures in William in Trouble and William the Outlaw.

Still William

Still William

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

Everyone's favourite troublemaker is still up to mischief! 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 . . . Richmal Crompton's Still William is a collection of fourteen brilliant Just William stories with an introduction by Sir Tony Robinson, appealing contemporary cover art by Chris Judge, along with the original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry. 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. Enjoy more of William's adventures in William the Conqueror and William in Trouble.

William at Christmas

William at Christmas

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

Everyone's favourite troublemaker is causing trouble all year round! In Richmal Crompton's William at Christmas, William Brown, is back in a collection of hilarious festive stories - with a gorgeous cover illustrated by David Roberts and an introduction by The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson. 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. Enjoy more of William's adventures in Just William and Still William.

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

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.

William's Happy Days

William's Happy Days

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 22/03/2007

William's Happy Days is a vibrant recording offering truly memorable laugh-out loud entertainment for all the family featuring the legendary, lateral thinking William Brown. All Martin Jarvis's exclusive Just William recordings for CSA & Canongate are complete and unabridged, just as Richmal Crompton wrote them.

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.

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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