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Williams: A Different Kind of Life

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Charles Walker: Lomax's crippled mentee, he is an arrogant and duplicitous young man who uses rhetorical flourish to mask his scholarly ineptitude. He also becomes an enemy to Stoner. John Brown – William's sardonic father, often vexed by William's troublesome behaviour, but at times giving subtle hints that he agrees with his son by rewarding him with money. Some of the stories also suggest that Mr Brown was very much like William in his youth, where he was friends with Ginger, Douglas and Henry's fathers. [1] He works in an office, and frequently takes time off due to his 'liver' (i.e., drinking). He is a Conservative, according to William. [2]

Gillian Clements and Kenneth Waller, Just William's World: A Pictorial Map (Macmillan, London, 1990).

Though credited to Crompton, this was merely authorised by her, but not written by her. It presented the script of the first William film: a b Rushton, Katherine. "BBC to resurrect Just William | News | Broadcast". Broadcastnow.co.uk . Retrieved 3 July 2009. The short stories were first serialised in a magazine called Home (beginning in February 1919), then in one called Happy. Following that, collections of stories were printed as books. [4]

Please could you add this book to my author profile. Many thanks in advance The Crafternoon Sewcial Club-ShowdownThese are out of the 'regular' series, and entirely feature stories already published across the main series of books. a b c McGahern, John, Introduction. Stoner. By John Williams. New York: New York Review Books, 2003. Print. He writes books both for the little ankle-biters and also the older audience. They're written with delightful humour and will leave you with a huge smile on your face.

Showalter, Elaine (2015-11-02). "Classic 'Stoner'? Not so fast". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2019-04-22 . Retrieved 2019-04-22. a b Foulds, Adam (2013-12-06). "Stoner, By John Williams: Book of a lifetime". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08 . Retrieved 2015-10-28.

Mr. Marks/Markson – The headmaster of William's school, known to William and his friends as "Ole Markie". He is early middle-aged, and has a sensitive personality which he does his best not to show when he is at work. He gets on well with his older pupils, but dislikes younger and more disruptive ones like William. Mr. & Mrs. Bott – Introduced early in the series as new inhabitants to the village, Mr. and Mrs. Bott are a nouveau riche millionaire couple who spoil their daughter Violet Elizabeth. Mr. Bott made his millions by patenting and selling "Bott's Digestive Sauce" (allegedly made from squashed beetles). While Mr. Bott is fairly easy-going, his wife is a social climber, eager to impress high-society people with her wealth. Despite being figures of fun, the Botts are often represented sympathetically. Perhaps because of their lower-class origins, they take William and his friends more seriously than do most adults.

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