William the Outlaw

Richmal Crompton

Illustrated by Thomas Henry

Ages 9 to 11
18 August 2022
384 pages


William Brown returns and is up to his usual tricks in this centenary anniversary edition of William the Outlaw, with ten classic adventure stories by Richmal Crompton - updated for a new generation of readers. Featuring original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry and an introduction by Francesca Simon.

'William is as fresh and funny as ever' - Chris Riddell

'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 of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.

William and the Outlaws are back and up to no good. In this collection of ten stories, a long-awaited visitor arrives and wants to send William away to boarding school! Luckily, William the noisy, wild and muddy Outlaw always has something up his sleeve. He’s not about to let that happen.

Enjoy more of William's adventures in Just William, More William, William Again and William at Christmas.