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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Despite many foolish epithets, typical of the times, FR seems to have detested it.

Billy Bunter – Wikipedia

Our page on the very early issues of ‘The Magnet’. Bunter the Stowaway, He has two gifts: Featured Books Billy Bunter by…. The Magnet [8]. A useful site for simplified information on all Richards-type publications.

The majority of the stories are based at Greyfriars School, a boarding school set in the fictional village of Friardale. His Magnet Companion which I do have also indicates where stories were reprinted, so that’s also a good guide.

Billy Bunter

On many levels, Bunter’s character is deeply unattractive. Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School, 2.

He was a bit of a weasel; told outright lies about his forthcoming postal order, stole food, lied and cheated. Bunter the Bad Lad, Only on one subject could Billy and Bessie agree. If FR had been a dunderheaded Tory he couldn’t have created the complex fiction we admire so much. The books were a great hit but after publishing ten books Skilton had to give up publishing them due an inability to obtain sufficient paper supplies.


Frani led to Skilton contacting Hamilton and persuading him to write more Billy Bunter stories, and to accept royalties for the publication instead of Hamilton’s normal payment of a flat fee per 1, words. Billy Bunter the Hiker, But almost every report of a match at Greyfriars has at least one.

I avoid any editions edited by Kay King, and lament at this lady’s’ failure to see the point in retaining the original style, politically incorrect as that style may be. Billy Bunter has been adapted for radio as an audio play several times [27]the last occasion being a 90 minute adaptation of the novel Billy Bunter’s Christmas Party broadcast on BBC Radio 4, as part of the series Saturday Night Theatrein December Billy Bunter’s Barring Out, 4.

Most of the 1, issues of The Magnet were reprinted in hardback form by bnter W. During The Magnet era, Billy Bunter is not yet the permanent principal character he would become in the post-war era.

After The Magnet closed inBunter appeared in children’s comics, as a strip cartoon character: A running theme at the beginning of each holiday season fgank Bunter’s persistent attempts to avoid spending vacations with his family and instead gatecrash the holiday arrangements of one or more of his schoolfellows; and his schoolfellows’ generally unsuccessful attempts to avoid Bunter’s company.


Howard Baker Magnet facs The final of the regular Magnet reprints.

The only extended week-long holidays away from home we had were also to the coast and usually to dull, touristy bits of the coast. Not a very nice boy, and certainly somebody I didn’t identify myself with.

Bunter’s personal habits are lazy and slovenly. Although Knockout had begun only init already had a circulation several times that of The Magnet.

A notable exception occurs in a story, when an election for a new Remove Form Captain takes place. E-mail John – chiefchook gmail. Over the course of stories spanning several decades, Bunter’s celebrated postal order almost never materialises; and the subject becomes a long-running cause of hilarity in the Greyfriars Remove.

Although he had written many thousands of stories published between and by the Amalgamated Press, he had written them under dozens of pen names: