More William!

I’ve just finished cataloging my solo recording of More William, by Richmal Crompton. Jeremy wrote a really nice summary:

The second of Crompton’s series of 39 books about William Brown, our cheeky 11 year-old protagonist. A hero to some, a dastardly villain to others, this book is structured round a year in his life. Starting with William waking up on Christmas morning and ending with him going to sleep the following Christmas Eve, there are the usual round of misadventures, misunderstandings, and general mayhem in between. When a boy like William wakes up under a motto that says “A Busy Day Is A Happy Day” alongside a copy of “Things A Boy Can Do”, chaos is just around the corner. Includes the very first William short story – “Rice Mould”. Often dismissed as children’s literature, the first few books of William stories were probably aimed more at an adult audience. They resonate with a distinctly English humour, but there are obvious echoes from ‘Tom Sawyer’ and ‘Huckleberry Finn’.

It’s a great book. You can download the whole thing here:
http://librivox.org/more-william-by-richmal-crompton/
Or subscribe to my podcast, or check my Audiobooks category for a new chapter every Monday.

William might remind you just a little bit of your favorite 11-year-old boy, though of course he’s much naughtier than any 11-year-olds that I know!

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2 Responses to “More William!”

  1. Richard Huynh

    Dear Kara,

    I have just listen to your work “The Road to Oz” yesterday and it is really great. As I was lying down and listen, reality and imaginary started blending with each other and I really like your voice as it makes the characters appear very real.

    Thank you very much

  2. kara

    I’m very glad you enjoyed it, Richard :)


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