Out on 17 September 2020

Just William

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Richmal Crompton

4.06 based on 4868 ratings & 198 reviews on Goodreads.com
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17 September 2020
208 pages

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.

Crompton’s voice is dry, wry and ironic, in a style that you could say echoes Evelyn Waugh’s . . . The Just William stories are, above all, funny

Michael Deacon - Telegraph

What’s funniest about William is when he’s thumbing his nose at authority

David Barnett - Independent