William at Christmas

Richmal Crompton

Illustrated by Thomas Henry & David Roberts

Ages 9 to 11
27 October 2022
256 pages


Everyone's favourite troublemaker is causing trouble all year round in this charming, festive anniversary edition of William at Christmas, with nine classic stories by Richmal Crompton - updated for a new generation of readers. Featuring Thomas Henry’s original illustrations and an introduction by Julia Donaldson.

'William is as fresh and funny as ever' Chris Riddell, author and illustrator.

'Gloriously funny' Sue Townsend, author of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting readers since 1922.

It’s the holiday season and William Brown has lots to do. Not only does he need to find the hidden Christmas presents and get ready for the local pantomime, but he also has to put up with prim and proper aunts. Joined by his gang of ever faithful Outlaws, he’s sure to make Christmas unforgettable and attract trouble wherever he goes.

Enjoy more of William's adventures in Just William, More William, William Again and William the Outlaw.

10 hilarious stories of William bemoaning unwelcome presents, ruining a panto or singing hymns out of a tune