Richmal Crompton‘s much-loved schoolboy, William Brown is back with a new edition of the children’s classic Just William series, published by Macmillan. Our very talented Adam Stower was chuffed to bits to get the chance to interpret the snub-nosed, imp of mischief for William Again, in which the totally bankrupt William and Ginger can’t even buy sweets. But then our favourite troublemaker has a brilliant idea – they could sell Ginger’s twin cousins as slaves! Before long, the irrepressible William is in serious trouble – again…

“I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t aware of William. Reading William Again has been a treat. Crompton reminds us of what it’s like to experience the world as a child, and in William’s case, it’s a world bubbling with opportunity, adventure and, of course, misadventure. Great fun!” Adam Stower.

The collection of stories has been delighting fans since 1922 and these contemporary covers, along with the original inside illustrations by Thomas Henry, are bound to engage a whole new generation of readers. Macmillan asked fourteen well-known illustrators including Lauren Child, Michael Foreman, Liz Pichon, and Chris Riddell, to come up with their own version of William and they were each credited on their cover.


William Again, cover illustration by Adam Stower