JUST WILLIAM'S LUCK
by Richmal Crompton
Illustrated by Thomas Henry
Published by George Newnes Limited. 3rd. 1952
Almost very good condition. Red boards with black title label to spine. Small vignette of boys head to front board. B/w frontis piece and text illustrations. 256 pages. 7.5 x 5".
Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Some marks/grubbinesss to covers. Child's name in multi-coloured ink to front pastedown and a couple of doodles below. Foxing to textblock. Some grubby fingermarks to page margins. Light damp stains to top margins of rear endpapers.
Stock no. 1317761
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern
- This is the only full length Wiliam Book, and is based on Val Guest's screen play for the 1947 Film.
- The story revolves around the attempts of William and his friends to get their elder brothers married, such that they might become the recipients of possessions replaced by wedding presents. After a series of unlikely adventures, the boys serendipitously foil a gang of fur-coat smugglers, and receive a reward from the police.