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Just William: A BBC Radio Collection: Classic readings from the BBC archive
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Just William: A BBC Radio Collection: Classic readings from the BBC archive (CD(s))

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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

Children'sFiction & true storiesClassic fictionFilm, TV & DramaRadio Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House Publication Date: 07/12/2017 ISBN-13: 9781785296390  Details: Type: CD(s) Format: Audiobooks
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Richmal Crompton was born in Bury, Lancashire, in 1890. She was educated at St. Elphin's School and studied Classics at Royal Holloway College before becoming a schoolmistress. However, her teaching career was cut short by an attack of polio in 1923, which confined her to a wheelchair. She became a full-time author, and wrote over 40 books for adults, but she is best known for her hugely popular Just William books. William first appeared in 1919 in a short story for Home Magazine. The first collection featuring him was published in 1922, and he went on to star in 38 further books (the final one, William the Lawless, was published posthumously in 1970). They have sold over 12 million copies in the UK alone, been translated into nine languages and remain enduringly popular today.

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