Just William by Richmal Crompton

Published July 31, 2021

Just William by Richmal Crompton

Book info

  • Title Just William
  • Author Richmal Crompton
  • Year 1922
  • Genre Childrens

In Richmal Compton's Just William the Outlaws plan a day of non-stop adventure. The only problem is that William is meant to be babysitting. But William won't let that stop him having fun with his gang – he'll just bring the baby along! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, loveable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922.


I don’t remember why I had this audiobook nestled away in my Audible library, but it made for a good, quick listen while I was doing some chores. It was so well read by Martin Jarvis that you really felt the grumpy childish nature of dear William.

I like the style of these older children’s books too, similar to Paddington and some of the Enid Blyton books, where your main character goes on a variety of different adventures, so each chapter is effectively a short story. It feels like you’re just dipping along for the adventure before dipping back out again. Very nice.

Rating: 3 / 5

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