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Friday, September 14, 2007

Meet Frank Richards [video]

Frank Richards (Charles Harold St. John Hamilton, 1876-1961) was the creator of one of Britain's greatest icons, Billy Bunter. He was a phenomenal writer, his lifetime output reaching somewhere around 75 million words, making him the most prolific author ever. There are many excellent websites about Hamilton and his creations; a good starting point is his entry on Wikipedia for a brief summary and the Collecting Books and Magazines and The Friars' Club websites if you want to learn more.

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(* The above film is © British Pathe Limited.)

1 comment:

Michael said...

Thanks for that Steve. May I be so bold to recommend this site to Charles Hamilton fans?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FrankRichards/