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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.

Featured books by Richmal Crompton

Other books by Richmal Crompton

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton, Sue Townsend, Thomas Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

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.

William

William

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2018

Naomi Godstone

Naomi Godstone

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2018

Naomi Godstone

Naomi Godstone

Author: Richmal Crompton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2018

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

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