William was not intended to be improving literature. In all, thirtyeight william books were published, the last one in 1970, after richmal cromptons death. The dustwrapper is missing 3cm at the top of the spine and has edge fraying and chipping. Even his creator, richmal crompton, described the books as potboilers. Published over a period of almost fifty years, between 1921 and 1970, the series is notable for the fact that the protagonist remains at the same eleven years of age. Richmal cromptons william the conqueror is a collection of thirteen brilliant just william stories with an introduction by actor and comedian charlie higson. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. The project gutenberg ebook of justwilliam, by richmal.
More william richmal crompton audiobook and ebook all. These fourteen fantastic just william stories are as funny as ever. Elphins school and studied classics at royal holloway college before becoming a schoolmistress. The book that has influenced my writing more than any other is just william by richmal crompton. This book is available for free download in a number of formats including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. She obviously has her own fondness for the character she created, giving him opportunities to create inadvertent mayhem that are simply wonderful to be part of. In richmal comptons just william the outlaws plan a day of nonstop adventure. Just william collection series 10 books set by richmal crompton. I used to, and still do, admire the all immersing nature of richmal cromptons writing. The first story about william brown appeared in home magazine in 1919, and the first collection of william. Just william book collection 110 richmal richmal crompton just william 2 read by martinjarvis, audiobook cassettes. Nov 05, 20 librivox recording of just william version 2 by richmal crompton. In all, 38 william books were published, the last one in 1970, after richmal cromptons death. The humor is gentle and pleasing in this 1923 publication.
W illiam brown, the eternally scruffyhaired, muddybooted 11yearold immortalised by richmal crompton in her just william books, is being reimagined this summer in an attempt to draw a new. Along with enid blyton, richmal crompton was one of my staples as a child. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at. Just william richmal crompton audiobook and ebook all. Richmal cromptons niece the william companion by mary cadogan with david schutte. Buy just william by richmal crompton online at alibris uk. Born richmal crompton lamburn in bury, lancashire in november 1890, she took a b. Just williamrichmal crompton descargar libropdf epub.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. She was a dedicated school teacher who began writing full time after she was crippled by polio at the age of 33. The first story about william brown appeared in home magazine in 1919, and the first collection of william stories was published in book form three years later. William is a mischievous eleven year old who is puzzled by the adult world, which is no less puzzled by him.
The just william series is a sequence of thirtynine books written by english author richmal crompton. Another of richmal crompton s fantastic works a great novel. Richmal crompton also known as richmal crompton lamburn was born in bury, lancashire, in 1890. Every saturday, after our weekly swim at the local pool, i would be. Being one of the earlier just william works, this book was quite difficult to get hold of. The project gutenberg ebook of just william, by richmal crompton this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Whether its trying to arrange a marriage for his more. Williams birthday and other stories by richmal crompton. William by richmal crompton, first edition, signed abebooks. After richmal ashbees much lamented death in 2005 her husband paul became our new chairman and he very generously started the process of transferring this material to the university of roehampton.
Richmal crompton was born in bury, lancashire, in 1890. William and the tramp by richmal crompton abebooks. Richmals first professionally published story appeared in the girls own paper see story papers in 1918. Williams family, his elder sister ethel and brother robert, placid mother and stern father, and neverending supply of elderly aunts, cannot understand him. This book is the 10th book in the just william series by richmal crompton.
Born richmal crompton lamburn on november 15 1890 in bury, lancashire, england this author became famous for her 38 books featuring that quintessential english schoolboy william brown. Richmal crompton 1890 1969 just william is the first book of hilarious short stories about 11yearold william brown eternally scruffy and frowning. When aunt lucy tells william that a busy day is a happy day, william does his best to keep himself very busy indeed. Librivox recording of just william version 2 by richmal crompton. Richmal crompton lamburn 15 november 1890 11 january 1969 was initially trained as a teacher but later became a popular english writer, most famous for her many just william humorous short stories, and to a lesser extent adult fiction books. William the conqueror by richmal crompton pan macmillan. Her parents were edward john sewell lamburn and clara lamburn nee crompton. Most readers thought richmal crompton lamburn was a man.
Richmal crompton william bibliography at bookseller world. As usual william and friends do perfect justice to their outlaw way of life in almost every story. Richmal crompton lamburn was born in bury, lancashire, the second child of the rev. Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates his efforts to cheer up christmas day and when a conjuring trick with an egg goes very badly wrong, william finds himself in more trouble than ever. Richmal crompton created on the best known characters in childrens literature in 1919 when the first story appeared in home magazine. The daughter of a curate hardly seems the most likely candidate to write about a young scallywag, roaming the countryside with his band of outlaws, but that is what richmal crompton found herself doing. William richmal crompton for sale in uk view 44 ads. The project gutenberg ebook of justwilliam, by richmal crompton. A hero to some, a dastardly villain to others, this book is structured round a year in his life. Download pdf richmal crompton free online new books in. I used to, and still do, admire the all immersing nature of richmal crompton s writing.
William the good is the ninth book in the just william series of books by richmal crompton. A life long sufferer of illnesses of various kinds, including cancer, crompton s william stories never reveal the darker side of life or despair. She would have preferred to be known for the adult family sagas she produced in great quantities over her fiftyyear writing career, but it was not to be. 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. Richmal crompton 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. William and the tramp by crompton, richmal and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Feb 24, 2015 w illiam brown, the eternally scruffyhaired, muddybooted 11yearold immortalised by richmal crompton in her just william books, is being reimagined this summer in an attempt to draw a new. Richmal s first professionally published story appeared in the girls own paper see story papers in 1918. Nov 21, 2005 free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Just william richmal crompton works archive of our own.
Richmal crompton the women behind william by mary cadogan. William the fourth just william series book 4 kindle edition by. Descargar just william gratis en formato pdf y epub. I always thought and still think that blyton had the edge because her stories focus on adventure whereas cromptons william stories are all about the humour. When richmal crompton died in 1969 most of her archival material was left to her niece richmal ashbee, who was the first president of our society. Just william ebook by richmal crompton 9781509805334.
Richmals biographer mary cadogan, writes that both richmal cromptons literary executor her niece richmal ashbee whose single name had been richmal crompton lamburn disher, 149 and her publisher macmillan unhesitatingly decided to drop this episode william and the nasties completely from new editions of the book. In all, thirtyeight william books were published, the last, william the lawless, in 1970, after richmal cromptons death. 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 nee crompton. I always thought and still think that blyton had the edge because her stories focus on adventure whereas crompton s william stories are all about the humour. A life long sufferer of illnesses of various kinds, including cancer, cromptons william stories never reveal the darker side of life or despair. Not because he is a reminder of my childhood i only read about him three years ago. However, her teaching career was cut short by an attack of polio in 1923, which confined her to a wheelchair. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. The books chronicle the adventures of the unruly schoolboy william brown.
Just william book collection this item is new and has never been used. Just william collection series 10 books set by richmal crompton, is recommended by snazal books. It does worry me sometimes that the fictional character with whom i can most easily identify is a bombastic fantasist and petty gang leader retarded at the age of eleven. Even though this is a very rare name, up until the 20th century, this name was primarily used in the town of bury in lancashire, northwestern england, which is where richmal crompton was born. Richmal crompton was an author, best known for her just william childrens fiction books, although she also wrote adult fiction. Just william by richmal crompton free ebook project gutenberg. The second of cromptons series of 39 books about william brown, our cheeky 11 yearold protagonist. A little foxing and a couple of very minor marks to the boards.
Felt lucky when i accidentally found this on the internet archive. In all, thirtyeight william books were published, the last, william the lawless, in 1970, after richmal crompton s death. Read just william by richmal crompton available from rakuten kobo. Richmal crompton has 177 books on goodreads with 23185 ratings. Mr bruce kerr, with all good wishes from the author richmal crompton as good as it gets. So shy was she that she did not disabuse them of the notion, even as her anarchic, disruptive schoolboy, shown with his cap askew and tie. More william is the second in the long series written by richmal crompton lamburn. These fourteen fantastic just william stories are as funny as. Librivox recording of william again by richmal crompton. Crompton, a classics teacher, became a full time writer after a bout of illness forced her to retire form teaching in 1923. The first big books i can recall reading as a child were richmal cromptons william books. Takes me back to my childhood days when just william was the source of my fun. Read in english by david wales fourteen more stories about william brown.
This is not a nostalgic choice, like say calling for. Buy just william by richmal crompton, thomas henry isbn. Just william author crompton, richmal formatbinding repint book condition used vg binding paperback isbn 10 0006912958 isbn 9780006912958 publisher armada place of publication london england date published 1971. Just william by richmal crompton paperback first edition. User comments for the name richmal behind the name. Starting with william waking up on christmas morning and ending with him going to sleep the following christmas eve, there are the usual round of.1290 297 567 829 1330 774 326 123 1061 315 801 929 377 520 58 925 72 728 820 1035 474 1236 729 332 164 1084 143 1210 435 468 533 1315 512 1378 727 1019 1271 535 791 1067 1135 1199 888 997 973 506