More William

More William is the second William collection in the much acclaimed Just William series by Richmal Crompton. It is a sequel to the book Just William. The book was first published in 1922, with a current edition published in 2005 by Macmillan Children's books.

More William
AuthorRichmal Crompton
IllustratorThomas Henry
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreChildren's literature
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback) & audio book
Followed byWilliam Again 


Like most of the William books it has no continuous narrative, but consists of separate independent short-stories. The stories are as follows:

  • A Busy Day

William is given a book entitled Things a Boy Can Do and annoys his entire household by trying to carry out its instructions.

  • Rice-Mould (The first ever story,c.1919)

In order to impress the little girl next door, William attempts to steal cream blancmange from the household kitchen.

  • William's Burglar

William befriends a mysterious stranger who claims to be a war veteran, but who is quite obviously a criminal.

  • The Knight at Arms

A Quixote-esque tale in which "Sir William" and his faithful "squire" Ginger set out to rescue a "damsel in distress".

  • William's Hobby

William takes up taxidermy as a hobby.

  • The Rivals

William has a rival for the affections of Joan.

  • The Ghost

William arranges a "psychic experience" for his cousin Mildred.

  • The May King

William is chosen as attendant to the May Queen in a school pageant, but he has bigger ambitions.

  • The Revenge

William takes revenge on his family by pretending to run away from home.

  • The Helper

William "helps" the removal men when his family moves house.

  • William and the Smuggler

Mr. Brown goes to the seaside for a "rest cure" but unfortunately has to endure William's company.

  • The Reform of William

William is inspired to lead a better life, but decides not to start just yet!

  • William and the Ancient Souls

A grown-up friend of William has his life made unendurable by a new neighbour.

  • William's Christmas Eve

William and Joan deliver a Christmas feast to a poor family.

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