William the Lawless

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William the Lawless
AuthorRichmal Crompton
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreChildren's literature
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback) & Audio book
Preceded byWilliam the Superman 
Followed by

William the Lawless was the last story collection in the William Books series. It was published posthumously in 1970 following the death of the author, Richmal Crompton, in 1969.

In one story William helps an old man with his sorely neglected garden by presenting the OAP with plants 'borrowed' from his sister's rockery. In the same spirit of helpfulness, William and the Outlaws decide to give their form master a very special wedding present, but when William goes in search of the perfect gift, disaster can never be far behind... Archie also makes a re-entry and General Moult celebrates his 90th birthday, confessing he has never felt so happy, 'since the relief of Mafeking'.