Top positive review
on 14 August 2017
I read all of the William books as a boy and collected most of them too. I've still got 13 originals, some worth quite a bit now, but this first one isn't one of the one's I've got. I read them to my own children and to my grandson and they loved them and found them funny. They are of course a bit dated both in setting and in that no 11 year old boy would be like William nowadays. But they take me back to my own boyhood, a much simpler time, and being older I can better understand how brilliant Richmal Crompton was to understand and write so well about, not only boys but adults too!