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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His father was the first Greyfriars artist, drawing the first 39 or so issues of The Magnet.

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Some of the more notable examples include:. Billy Bunter’s Treasure Hunt, He is the living embodiment of several of the seven deadly sins: Two other points before I stop.

Well, he is definitely not your typical hero top of the class, good at sport etc Certainly the most popular and arguably the finest school storywriter richzrds all time, CH is said to have written well over full-length stories of frahk, words or more.

Billy Bunter’s Bolt, Chapman drew a strip for The Comet comic inwhich featured the classical old Bunter of The Magnet and the Famous Five, consisting of twelve weeks of 2-page strips 24 pages in all.

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It is a talent unappreciated by his schoolfellows, since he generally uses it to make mischief, or, opportunistically, to get himself out of trouble. Originally a minor character, his role was expanded over the years with his antics being heavily used in the stories to provide comic relief and to drive forward the plots.


Bunter the Sportsman, The headmaster in my day was called Marsden not Locke and was certainly fond of the cane bikly, and there were several Quelchs and a couple of Prouts, but I cannot recall a Bunter in my year. Whilst he was usually not the main protagonist in most of the stories, Bunter’s influence as a comical interlude and as a plot driver was felt at every turn. The one real talent Bunter has is ventriloquism which leads to plenty of humorous moments and gets him out of many a jam!

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He claimed Bunter was derived from three persons: Inthe editors of The Magnet persuaded Charles Hamilton to drop the character of Billy Bunter altogether for several editions and attempt a storyline in the style of an action thriller. Altogether, Bunter’s appearances in Comet lasted from March until Junewith picture stories from February Using in excess of 20 pen-names, he wrote not only school stories but, adventure, travel, crime – every genre imaginable. You will find him in the Guinness book of records and it is estimated that he wrote over 80, words or the equivalent of 1, average length novels.

But despite his complete lack of morals in such matters, Bunter is otherwise as honest as any other Greyfriars schoolboy. Bunter was blinking now behind his big spectacles, and his spectacles were damp as he blinked. All articles with dead richatds links Articles with dead external links ftank December Articles with permanently dead external links EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September CS1 maint: Page updated 5th July, You may also be interested in our Gallery of the thirty-eight Yellow Bunte Bunter Books where you can see the design of the wrappers and check our stock:.


What did show was the strength of characterisation in the writing. A number of books have been written on CH. 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.

Frsnk I found the Magnet reprints by Howard Baker, and devoured all the volumes they had over a very short period. Billy Bunter as depicted by The Magnet artist C. They are all bad characters!

The poor old mater! Billy Bunter is also a star of television and stage. In an age when the word “nigger” was not yet regarded in the same pejorative sense that applies today, the Greyfriars stories consistently emphasised the offensive nature of the term from as early as [20] and the narratives even included unfashionable anti-British sentiments in stories set against the background of imperial India.

Larry’s past comes back to haunt him – he used to earn his living in the ring. His mother was ill!