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When was Richmal Crompton born?

When was Richmal Crompton born?

November 15, 1890
Richmal Crompton/Date of birth
Richmal Crompton Lamburn was born at 529 Manchester Road in Bury on 15 November 1890 as Meta and Julia Gaskell were living and working in our wonderful House on Plymouth Grove. Her unusual first name is a blend of Richard and Mary and is a Crompton name which the family had been using since the 1700s.

Who was Richard Crompton?

Richard Crompton is a Manchester-born British journalist, and author of crime fiction featuring Mollel, a Maasai detective in Kenya. Crompton, a former journalist for the BBC, moved to Kenya in 2005 with his wife, a human rights lawyer, who took up a job to prosecute the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide.

Where is Just William from?

United Kingdom
Just William

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Author Richmal Crompton
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children’s literature

Where does Just William live?

Southern England
William Brown is a middle-class schoolboy of 11, who lives in a country village in Southern England.

Who was the original Just William?

It aired for two series, between 1977 and 1978, on ITV. The series starred child actors Adrian Dannatt as William and Bonnie Langford as Violet, as well as established film star Diana Dors as Mrs Bott….Just William (1977 TV series)

Just William
Starring Adrian Dannatt
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language English
No. of series 2

Where does the name richmal come from?

as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Richmal is “powerful leader”. Richmal is an alternate spelling of Ricarda (Old German): feminine of Richard.

What age are Just William books for?

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447285588
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

Was Dennis Waterman in Just William?

JANUARY – Dennis Waterman played the lead in schools drama Terry, and had earlier played William (aka Just William) in the children’s series.

How old was Richmal Crompton when she died?

By the time Richmal Crompton came to live in Chislehurst she had published 28 William Books. The first was published in 1922 when Richmal Crompton was 31 years old. The last of her 38 William books was published in 1970, the year after her death. Richmal Crompton Lamburn was born in Bury, Lancashire, on 15 November 1890.

Are there any more books by Richmal Crompton?

Crompton tried several times to reformulate William for other audiences. Jimmy (1949) was aimed at younger children, and Enter – Patricia (1927) at girls. Crompton wrote two more Jimmy books, but no more Patricia, and neither was as successful as William .

What did Richmal Crompton Lamburn do for a living?

Richmal Crompton Lamburn (15 November 1890 – 11 January 1969) 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.

How did the Richmal Crompton pub get its name?

“The Richmal Crompton”, a Wetherspoons pub in Bromley named after the local author William and the Artist’s Model , 1956 William the Terrible , BBC Radio Plays volume 1, 2008, published by David Schutte