William the Fourth

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Macmillan Children's Books, 2006 - Children's stories - 293 pages
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There is only one Just William. The loveable imp and his band of Outlaws have been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting hundreds of thousands of readers for years. Here William invents a water race where competitors have to run with a mouth full of water, without swallowing it or spitting it out. It's just a shame he doesn't have time to think before speaking to (and drenching!) Mrs Adolphus Crane during the race!

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User Review  - tommi180744 - LibraryThing

Breathtakingly funny when read as a very young boy & when I dip into its pages from time to time over 6 decades Crompton's deadpan delivery and (un)subtle wit, still cause bellyaching laughter at the scenes! Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Richmal Crompton was born in Lancashire in 1890. The first story about William Brown appeared in home magazine in 1919, and the first collection of William stories was published in book form three years later. In all, thirty-eight William books were published, the last one in 1970, after Richmal Crompton’s death.

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