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William the Good
Richmal Crompton
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William the Good (Just William #9)

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'I din' take it, ' William said. 'Ethel took it. She - she sort of can't help herself. I always, ' he added virtuously, 'try'n put back the things she's took.' It all started with a rare event: William Brown read a book. And now he feels inspired to save his sister from a life of crime. The road to disaster is paved with William's good intentions. Ethel's behaviour has bee ...more
ebook, 356 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by MacMillan Children's Books (first published 1928)
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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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thomas A Andrew
Was given this book as a child, this character is hard to hate.,
John  Owen
Sep 16, 2015 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.

Feb 04, 2017 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
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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
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