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William at War
William is always ready to offer his services to his country. But why is it that his enthusiastic contribution is so seldom appreciated? William is determined to do his bit, but unfortunately no one else thinks he'd make a hero... Ten wonderful wartime stories where William proves himself just as dangerous, unpredictable and downright troublesome as the Enemy themselves!
ebook, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by MacMillan Children's Books
(first published 1995)
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Feb 23, 2014 Neale rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
The 'William' books are, of course, incomparable. They formed the staple of my boyhood reading (and dreaming) - a dozen or so tattered red-bound hardbacks, printed on yellowing war economy paper, that I had inherited from my father's boyhood reading - every story read a hundred times, every one an old friend, known intimately for its particular qualities of humour, language, description, character. Richmal Crompton had much in common with P. G. Wodehouse: both had an utterly distinctive comic st ...more