Frank Richards has books on Goodreads with ratings. Frank Richards’s most popular book is Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School. Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School [Frank Richards] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Author Frank Richards’s complete list of books and series in order, with the latest The Billy Bunter stories were serialised in The Magnet from until the.

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But despite his complete lack of morals in such matters, Bunter is otherwise as honest as any other Greyfriars schoolboy. He is the living embodiment of several of the seven deadly sins: He commissioned CH to write a series of books around Bunter’s adventures and these rapidly became bestsellers in the years after the war and through the s.

The identity of the fat editor is unclear: From the very first Magnet story, Bunter suffers an ongoing shortage of cash and is forever attempting to borrow money from his schoolfellows, explaining that he is expecting a postal order from one of his “titled relations”.

However, by they had relented, and Hamilton was then able to obtain a contract from publishers Charles Skilton for a series of hardback novels. Best wishes, Jake Nelson.

He is obsessed with food — the sweeter and stickier, the better — and is utterly unscrupulous in helping himself to his schoolfellows’ sweets, cakes and hampers, for which he earns countless kickings.

Featured Books Billy Bunter by…. Views Read Edit View history. Billy Bunter the Bold, He was a reader of the comic itself in his childhood who by chance came across a few Hamilton facsimile editions in a local library a couple of years ago. He is Billy’s exact double, excepting only for his spectacles, but is his opposite in every other respect. Your contact preferences Loyalty Scheme.


Back to the big school and the big library. There are some peculiarities of Frank Richards’ writings that I have never seen comments on. Chapman who first put Bunter into checked-pattern trousers to distinguish the two characters. I believe three sets of the originals were bound, one for the editor himself, one for the editorial office and one for “Bear Alley” buhter was the stock room. Charles Hamilton is most remembered for his school stories, the most famous of which were those centred on Greyfriars School, a richares private school in Kent.

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I’d never seen a mountain! He was a bit of a weasel; told outright lies about his forthcoming postal order, stole food, lied and cheated. The form-master, Mr Quelch, stayed at least in namebut he lost his dignity and aloofness. Several members of Billy Bunter’s family make fairly common appearances in the stories: During The Magnet era, Billy Bunter is not yet the permanent principal character he would become in the post-war era.

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I’m currently trying to get a reasonably-priced copy of the Bunter in China run any advice welcomeor the Egypt or India stories.

It explains a lot. Bunter also appeared in many Knockout annuals, even on some covers. He is always the last to rise from his bed in the morning and always chooses bnter remain in bed for a few extra minutes in preference to washing himself.


The Greyfriars Index: Post Publications: The Bunter books ()

From The Magnet “Bounder and Captain! Nearly everyone I knew went to the local Secondary School in the village. Bunter boasts of living at Bunter Court, a stately home with liveried servants and a fleet of chauffeured Rolls-Royce cars.

St Jim’s was a far more interesting school with a rich array of both pupils and teachers. Bunter’s defining characteristic is his greediness and dramatically overweight appearance. Yet despite all of these attributes Hamilton gets the ffrank to sympathise with the character for his sheer brazen effrontery and his persistence in the face of inevitable failure.

Bunter the Stowaway, Girl Jinty Misty Tammy. Bunter thus became one of the house characters of that comic and its successors, and so continued appearing in anthology-style collections in Dutch until the end of the 20th century. On closer inspection, however, this turns out to be the more modest Bunter Villa in Surrey, with a maid, a cook and a single Ford car. Bil,y, for all Richarde knew boarding schools were like that, with studies and teas and football and cricket matches going on.

Billy Bunter’s Benefit, 7.