Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “William the Good” as Want to Read:
William the Good
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

William the Good (Just William #9)

by
4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  177 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Clarence Bergson had the audacity to attack an innocent dog (owner, one William Brown), inform on William's band of Outlaws and worst of all befriend Miss Holding (the girl of William's dreams). That called for retribution and justice.
Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published 1928)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about William the Good, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about William the Good

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jake Collins
Fortunately there are some fairly fresh ideas in this one, including some good use of other Outlaw siblings in addition to Ethel and Robert.
Grace Sargeant
May 13, 2017 Grace Sargeant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic.
Thomas A Andrew
Was given this book as a child, this character is hard to hate.,
John  Owen
Sep 16, 2015 John Owen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He did not at first see Ginger’s brother Hector who had come round to the side of the house looking pale and distraught.

‘This is terrible news,’ began Hector.

William was touched. Somehow he hadn’t expected this kindness, this understanding, from Hector.

‘Yes, isn’t it,’ he acquiesced despondently, ‘terrible.’

‘She seemed all right yesterday,’ continued Hector.

‘She was,’ affirmed William, ‘she was quite all right yesterday. I think it was eatin’ those berries.’

‘What berries?’ said the young man.

‘Th
...more
Michelle
Feb 04, 2017 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a fan of the William books and really enjoy the audio versions where the narrator captures the voices and tones of the characters. This volume continues the excellent tradition of audio work produced by the BBC. Martin Jarvis is a superior narrator and I had a lot of fun listening to the CD. What struck me most about the book was how much life has changed for children. William and his friends, who are all preteens go off by themselves for hours and their parents not only don't worry where t ...more
Naomi Sarah
Ohhh, WILLIAM. He reminds me of all my brothers put together in one boy... quite a handful, yeayeah.

I love these books. I love how they were so popular during the WW2 - the copy I read was, in fact, a copy my Granddad received when he was about 11, during 1941, as a prize for divinity at his school. Do schools still give out books as prizes? If they do, I want to go to school.

This book is precious.
Jennifer Biggs
So far this book is cute and funny. It is interesting to read a book from a different area in the world as characters come otu realyl differently based on cultural differences. I have been enjoying eilliams exploits so far..and loved it untill the end a very funny book remindin
Mayuri De Silva
Mayuri De Silva rated it it was amazing
Nov 07, 2015
Amara
Amara rated it really liked it
Jan 28, 2012
Andy Lewis
Andy Lewis rated it really liked it
May 23, 2017
Rico
Rico rated it it was amazing
Oct 31, 2016
Fence
Fence rated it really liked it
Jun 14, 2014
Stuart
Stuart rated it it was amazing
Oct 22, 2016
Jose
Jose rated it really liked it
Feb 25, 2015
Malena
Malena rated it really liked it
Jan 13, 2017
Joseph Womack
Joseph Womack rated it really liked it
Feb 26, 2012
Amrita
Amrita rated it it was amazing
May 11, 2012
Ash
Ash rated it it was amazing
Aug 18, 2012
Anand Krishnan
Anand Krishnan rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2017
Barry Cunningham
Barry Cunningham rated it it was amazing
Mar 30, 2017
Ashok Banker
Ashok Banker rated it liked it
Sep 26, 2011
Harlan Finchley
Harlan Finchley rated it it was amazing
Aug 31, 2015
Melanie
Melanie rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2008
Eanna Mcgarrigle
Eanna Mcgarrigle rated it really liked it
Sep 06, 2014
Jochelle Mendonca
Jochelle Mendonca rated it really liked it
Mar 20, 2016
Shadowstriker
Shadowstriker rated it it was amazing
May 03, 2013
Andrew
Andrew rated it it was amazing
Dec 17, 2015
Nikhilesh Sinha
Nikhilesh Sinha rated it really liked it
Mar 31, 2011
Rebecca Williams
Rebecca Williams rated it really liked it
Aug 26, 2014
Ana Stevanato
Ana Stevanato rated it it was ok
Mar 24, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Biggles and Co.
  • The Joy of Lex
  • My Friend Walter
  • The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear
  • The Jeeves Collection: "Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves", "Inimitable Jeeves", "Carry on, Jeeves"
  • All This And Snoopy, Too (Peanuts Coronet, #11)
  • The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories
  • Devil in Disguise
  • Doctor Who: Survival
  • Doctor Whom: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Parodication
  • Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 1: v. 1
  • Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric
  • Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis
  • Don't You Know Who I Am?
  • Death on the Riviera (Superintendent Meredith, #4)
  • Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos
  • Thomas The Tank Engine: Thomas Collection
  • The Last Slice of Rainbow and Other Stories
95840
Richmal Crompton Lamburn was initially trained as a schoolmistress but later became a popular English writer, best known for her Just William series of books, humorous short stories, and to a lesser extent adult fiction books.

Crompton's fiction centres around family and social life, dwelling on the constraints that they place on individuals while also nurturing them. This is best seen in her depic
...more
More about Richmal Crompton...

Other Books in the Series

Just William (1 - 10 of 39 books)
  • Just William (Just William, #1)
  • More William (Just William, #2)
  • William Again (Just William, #3)
  • William the Fourth (Just William, #4)
  • Still William (Just William, #5)
  • William the Conqueror (Just William, #6)
  • William the Outlaw (Just William, #7)
  • William in Trouble (Just William, #8)
  • William (Just William, #10)
  • William the Bad (Just William, #11)

Share This Book