Monday, 20 June 2016

RICHMAL CROMPTON, THE WOMAN BEHIND JUST WILLIAM – Mary Cadogan, 1986

I love the Just William stories and here is a biography of Richmal Crompton who conceived William and shared him with the world.
Surprisingly, she had no children of her own. She was of the post-WW1 generation of women who, with few men on offer, created her own life as a teacher and then writer. She based William on various family members but endowed him with a cheekiness which has captivated children and adults throughout the years since.

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