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A classic novel from the author of Just William.

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Richmal Crompton (1890-1969) is best known for her thirty-eight children's books featuring William Brown, which were published between 1922 and 1970. Born in Lancashire, Crompton won a scholarship to Royal Holloway in London, where she trained as a schoolteacher, graduating in 1914, before turning to writing full-time in 1923. Alongside the William stories, Crompton wrote forty-one novels for adults, including Family Roundabout, Portrait of a Family, and The Holiday, as well as nine collections of short stories.


It is painstakingly and cleverly executed . . . it is a book of exceptional interest and merit * Times *
This is truly a brilliant and intriguing novel, almost on a level with Cranford * Hull Daily Mail *

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