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Summary

"That actor bloke Martin Jarvis has helped me rekord this audio. He thinks he can tork like me, but he can't. I sound better. So pay no attenshun to him. Jus' listen to me tellin' you 'bout the most important things in life!"

Listings:
1. My Summer Holiday
2. What's Wrong with Civilizashun
3. The Job I'd Like Best
4. Commonsense About Holidays
5. School is a Waste of Time
6. My Day in London
7. Something Like a Change
8. I'll Tell You What's Wrong With Christmas
9. Home For The Holidays
10. William's Christmas Presents
11. Christmas Day With William
12. New Year's Day

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"Funny enough to make one laugh out loud." ( Daily Mail)

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IT WAS GREAT, AWESOME FUNNY!!!!!😂😆😊😀😁😆

this book was great, awesome and funny and i like all of the Just William books ! Duncan, aged 7. nearly 8.

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Disappointing

So different from the usual books, I didn't even bother to finish it. I usually love Just William books, usually told from the view of an outside observer and having lots of sharp and humorous reflections on how others see William's behaviour. This book is written as by William himself, and lacks this outside input. Hard to believe it's actually by Richmal Crompton. William's narration veers from his usual small boy's persepective, to comments which could only have come from an adult. Martin Jarvis does his usual brilliant job, but the material is sadly lacking.

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A book of essays by William Brown

Its different fromthe other book but great fun to hear things from William's POV

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Not quite the real William

The William of these stories somehow doesn't quite match the William of the 3rd person stories. It's quite entertaining if you can try to separate it from the original William Brown, and it is never a trial to listen to the narration of Martin Jarvis.

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Classic stories well read

What did you like most about Just William?

The way the world has changed since the books were written but is still recognisable. William is probably a psychopath by today's standards

What was one of the most memorable moments of Just William?

They are still sometimes laugh-out-loud funny.

Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Only the Just William stories, which he has made his own. Otherwise, I can;t stand him.

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  • 11-05-15

Funny and cool

Very funny stories . Great for kids and adults. Much better than the BBC version, because it is longer any the stories are full ( have an ending ) .