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by Richmal Crompton

Illustrated by Thomas Henry

Published by George Newnes Ltd.. 1960

Good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Red boards, black title labels to spine and vignette of William to front. 251 pages.

42nd impression. Spine and corners bumped. A couple of small dents to rear cover. Top of front free-endpaper has been torn out. Contents browned and foxed. Dustwrapper is very worn and grubby, stains to verso showing through on rear panel and spine.

Stock no. 1326445

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  • William Goes to the Pictures - William's aunt gives him sixpence, and he goes to the cinema . On his way home he is obsessed with acting out what he has seen, much to the annoyance of the locals.
  • William the Intruder - William makes friends with his brother's new girlfriend.
  • William Below Stairs - William runs away from home and gets a job working as a servant in an upper class house, not realising that he doesn't like work.
  • The Fall of the Idol - William has a crush on his teacher, Miss Drew.
  • The Show - The Outlaws put on an animal show in the garden.
  • A Question of Grammar - William throws a party.
  • William Joins the Band of Hope - William joins the Temperance movement .
  • The Outlaws
  • William and White Satin William becomes a page for his cousin's wedding.
  • William's New Year's Day - William is encouraged to make a New Year's resolution by the sweet shop owner Mr Moss.
  • The Best Laid Plans
  • "Jumble" - The story of how William met his dog, Jumble.

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