Richmal Crompton: The Woman Behind Just William
Richmal Crompton: The woman behind 'Just William'
Sutton (Stroud, UK), 2003
Richmal Crompton (1890-1969) initially trained as a classics teacher, but in her early 30s was stricken with polio and had to resign her post. Fortunately, she had begun writing stories in her spare time and was starting to find some success in this field.
As a result of her illness, she lost the use of her right leg and remained very lame ...