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This is a full listing of every William story ever published in book form (plus one story which was printed in the July 1935 Happy Mag but never published as part of a collection). I have not been able to trace any other such comprehensive listing, either online or in print.

Each story will be linked to my review when its ship comes in.

1. Just William, 1922

1.1     –     William Goes to the Pictures
1.2     –     William the Intruder
1.3     –     William Below Stairs
1.4     –     The Fall of the Idol
1.5     –     The Show
1.6     –     A Question of Grammar
1.7     –     William Joins the Band of Hope
1.8     –     The Outlaws
1.9     –     William and White Satin
1.10     –     William’s New Year’s Day
1.11     –     The Best Laid Plans
1.12     –     Jumble

This book is available free online from Project Gutenberg.

2. More William, 1922

2.1     –     A Busy Day
2.2     –     Rice-Mould
2.3     –     William’s Burglar
2.4     –     The Knight at Arms
2.5     –     William’s Hobby
2.6     –     The Rivals
2.7     –     The tt
2.8     –     The May King
2.9     –     The Revenge
2.10     –     The Helper
2.11     –     William and the Smuggler
2.12     –     The Reform of William
2.13     –     William and the Ancient Souls
2.14     –     William’s Christmas Eve

This book is available free online from Project Gutenberg.

3. William Again, 1923

3.1     –     What Delayed the Great Man
3.2     –     The Cure
3.3     –     That Boy
3.4     –     William the Reformer
3.5     –     Not Much
3.6     –     William and the White Cat
3.7     –     William’s Secret Society
3.8     –     The Native Protégé
3.9     –     Just William’s Luck
3.10     –     The Great Detective
3.11     –     The Circus
3.12     –     William Sells the Twins
3.13     –     William’s Helping Hand
3.14     –     William Gets Wrecked

4. William the Fourth, 1924

4.1     –     The Weak Spot
4.2     –     William and Photography
4.3     –     The Fete – and Fortune
4.4     –     William all the Time
4.5     –     Aunt Jane’s Treat
4.6     –     “Kidnappers”
4.7     –     William’s Evening Out
4.8     –     William Advertises
4.9     –     William and the Black Cat
4.10     –     William the Showman
4.11     –     William’s Extra Day
4.12     –     William Enters Politics
4.13     –     William Makes a Night of it
4.14     –     A Dress Rehearsal

5. Still William, 1925

5.1     –     The Bishop’s Handkerchief
5.2     –     Henri Learns the Language
5.3     –     The Sweet Little Girl In White
5.4     –     William Turns Over a New Leaf
5.5     –     A Bit of Blackmail
5.6     –     William the Money-Maker
5.7     –     “The Haunted House”
5.8     –     William the Match-Maker
5.9     –     William’s Truthful Christmas
5.10     –     An Afternoon with William
5.11     –     William Spoils the Party
5.12     –     The Cat and the Mouse
5.13     –     William and Uncle George
5.14     –     William and Saint Valentine

6. William the Conqueror, 1926

6.1     –     Enter the Sweep
6.2     –     A Birthday Treat
6.3     –     The Leopard Hunter
6.4     –     William Leads a Better Life
6.5     –     William and the Lost Tourist
6.6     –     The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montagu
6.7     –     The Mysterious Stranger
6.8     –     The Sunday-School Treat
6.9     –     William the Philanthropist
6.10     –     William the Bold Crusader
6.11     –     The Wrong Party
6.12     –     William Starts the Holidays
6.13     –     Revenge is Sweet

7. William the Outlaw, 1927

7.1     –     William the Outlaw
7.2     –     The Terrible Magician
7.3     –     Georgie and the Outlaws
7.4     –     William Plays Santa Claus
7.5     –     William and the White Elephants
7.6     –     Finding a School for William
7.7     –     The Stolen Whistle
7.8     –     William Finds a Job
7.9     –     William’s Busy Day
7.10     –     William is Hypnotised

8. William in Trouble, 1927

8.1     –     William and the Early Romans
8.2     –     William and the Fairy Daffodil
8.3     –     William and the Chinese God
8.4     –     All the News
8.5     –     William’s Mammoth Circus
8.6     –     The Magic Monkey
8.7     –     William Among the Poets
8.8     –     William at the Garden Party
8.9     –     William Joins the Waits
8.10     –     William to the Rescue

9. William the Good, 1928

9.1     –     William the Good
9.2     –     William the Great Actor
9.3     –     William and the Archers
9.4     –     Willian the Money Maker
9.5     –     William the Avenger
9.6     –     Parrots for Ethel
9.7     –     One Good Turn
9.8     –     William’s Lucky Day
9.9     –     A Little Adventure

10. William, 1929

10.1     –     The Mystery of Oaklands
10.2     –     The New Game
10.3     –     William’s Double Life
10.4     –     William and the Waxwork Prince
10.5     –     William the Showman
10.6     –     The Outlaws Deliver the Goods
10.7     –     Fireworks Strictly Prohibited
10.8     –     The Outlaws Fetch the Holly
10.9     –     The Sentimental Widow
10.10     –     William and the Prize Pig

11. William the Bad, 1930

11.1     –     The Knights of the Square Table
11.2     –     William and the Little Girl
11.3     –     William, Prime Minister
11.4     –     William Gets His Own Back
11.5     –     William and the Prize Cat
11.6     –     William Adopts an Orphan
11.7     –     William and the Campers
11.8     –     The Outlaws and the Cucumber
11.9     –     A Little Interlude
11.10     –     The Pennymans Hand on the Torch

12. William’s Happy Days, 1930

12.1     –     William Goes Shopping
12.2     –     William and the School Report
12.3     –     The Chrismas Truce
12.4     –     William Helps the Cause
12.5     –     William and the Cow
12.6     –     William’s Birthday
12.7     –     The Outlaws and the Hidden Treasure
12.8     –     William the Superman
12.9     –     William Puts Things Right
12.10     –     William and the Twins

13. William’s Crowded Hours, 1931

13.1     –     William and the Spy
13.2     –     The Plan That Failed
13.3     –     William and the Young Man
13.4     –     The Outlaws and Cousin Percy
13.5     –     William and the Temporary History Master
13.6     –     A Crowded Hour with William
13.7     –     The Outlaws and the Missionary
13.8     –     The Outlaws and the Tramp
13.9     –     William and the Sleeping Major
13.10     –     William and the Snowman

14. William the Pirate, 1932

14.1     –     William and the Musician
14.2     –     William Holds the Stage
14.3     –     The Outlaws and the Triplets
14.4     –     William and the Eastern Curse
14.5     –     The New Neighbour
14.6     –     Mrs Bott’s Hat
14.7     –     William and the Princess Goldilocks
14.8     –     Their Good Resolution
14.9     –     William’s Invention
14.10     –     Aunt Arabelle in Charge
14.11     –     A Little Affair of Rivalry

15. William the Rebel, 1933

15.1     –     Three Dogs and William
15.2     –     A Rescue Party
15.3     –     Mistakes Will Happen
15.4     –     William and Cleopatra
15.5     –     The Outlaws and the Penknife
15.6     –     William and the Watch and Chain
15.7     –     William’s Wonderful Plan
15.8     –     William and the Fisherman
15.9     –     William and the Drug Trafficker
15.10     –     April Fool’s Day
15.11     –     William Makes Things Hum
15.12     –     It All Began with the Typewriter

16. William the Gangster, 1934

16.1     –     William the Gangster
16.2     –     Three Cheers for Sweetikins
16.3     –     William and the Real Laurence
16.4     –     The Plan that Failed
16.5     –     Only Just in Time
16.6     –     William the Sleep-Maker
16.7     –     William and the Russian Prince
16.8     –     William Clears the Slums
16.9     –     The Outlaws and the Fifth
16.10     –     William’s Christmas Eve
16.11     –     A Night of Mysteries

17. William the Detective, 1935

17.1     –     William and the Campers
17.2     –     William the Invisible
17.3     –     William the Conspirator
17.4     –     William the Rat Lover
17.5     –     William and the Tablet
17.6     –     William and the Nasties
17.7     –     William and the League of Perfect Love
17.8     –     Waste Paper Wanted
17.9     –     William the Persian
17.10     –     William and the Monster
17.11     –     A Present from William

Un-compendium-ed story, 1935

William on the Trail (18.0)

18. Sweet William, 1936

18.1     –     William and the Wonderful Present
18.2     –     William and the Perfect Child
18.3     –     William Helps the Cause
18.4     –     William and the Bugle
18.5     –     William and the Policeman’s Helmet
18.6     –     William the Reformer
18.7     –     St. Mars’ Day
18.8     –     Uncle Charlie and the Outlaws
18.9     –     Pensions for Boys
18.10     –     A Spot of Heroism

19. William the Showman, 1937

19.1     –     William and the Sea-Side Show
19.2     –     William and the Little Strangers
19.3     –     William to the Rescue
19.4     –     A Few Dogs and William
19.5     –     The Outlaws Go A-Mumming
19.6     –     William Starts the New Year
19.7     –     William the Film Star
19.8     –     William the Globe Trotter
19.9     –     Coronation Gala
19.10     –     William and the Love Test

20. William the Dictator, 1938

20.1     –     He Who Fights
20.2     –     What’s In A Name?
20.3     –     Agnes Matilda Comes To Stay
20.4     –     A Question Of Exchange
20.5     –     Aunt Florence and the Green Woodpecker
20.6     –     William and the Ebony Hair-Brush
20.7     –     Aunt Louie’s Birthday Present
20.8     –     William and the Dentist
20.9     –     The Holewood Bequest
20.10     –     William and the Old Man In the Fog

21. William and Air Raid Precautions, 1939

21.1     –     William and A.R.P.
21.2     –     William’s Good-Bye Present
21.3     –     William’s Day Off
21.4     –     Portrait of William
21.5     –     William the Dog Trainer
21.6     –     William and the Vanishing Luck
21.7     –     William’s Bad Resolution
21.8     –     William and the Badminton Racket
21.9     –     William and the Begging Letter

This book was also published as William’s Bad Resolution.

22. William and the Evacuees, 1940

22.1     –     William and the Evacuees
22.2     –     William Tries the Films
22.3     –     William and the Bird Man
22.4     –     William and the Unfair Sex
22.5     –     William and the Air Raid Shelter
22.6     –     William and the Man from Africa
22.7     –     William and the Black-Out
22.8     –     William Gets His Own Back

This book was also published as William and the Film Star.

23. William Does His Bit, 1941

23.1     –     William Does His Bit
23.2     –     William the Highwayman
23.3     –     Boys Will Be Boys
23.4     –     William the Fire-Fighter
23.5     –     William Makes A Corner
23.6     –     William the Parachutist
23.7     –     William the Salvage Collector
23.8     –     William Helps the Spitfire Fund
23.9     –     William Gets a Move On
23.10     –     Claude Finds a Companion

24. William Carries On, 1942

24.1     –     Too Many Cooks
24.2     –     William and the Bomb
24.3     –     William’s Midsummer Eve
24.4     –     Joan To the Rescue
24.5     –     Reluctant Heroes
24.6     –     Guy Fawkes – With Variations
24.7     –     William Works For Peace
24.8     –     William Spends A Busy Morning
24.9     –     A Present For A Little Girl
24.10     –     Hubert’s Party

25. William and the Brains Trust, 1945

25.1     –     William and the Brains Trust
25.2     –     Mrs. Bott’s Birthday Present
25.3     –     William and the Mock Invasion
25.4     –     William’s War-Time Fun Fair
25.5     –     William and the Tea-Cake
25.6     –     Entertainment Provided
25.7     –     The Outlaws’ Report
25.8     –     Soldiers for Sale
25.9     –     Youth on the Prow
25.10     –     Aunt Florence, Toy-Maker
25.11     –     Feasts for Heroes
25.12     –     William Goes Fruit Picking

26. Just William’s Luck, 1948

The only William novel!

27. William – the Bold, 1950

27.1     –     Violet Elizabeth Wins
27.2     –     William the Bold
27.3     –     William and the Brown Check Sports Coat
27.4     –     A Witch in Time
27.5     –     The Battle of Flowers
27.6     –     Esmerelda Takes A Hand
27.7     –     William and the Four-Forty
27.8     –     Cats and White Elephants

28. William and the Tramp, 1952

28.1     –     William and the Tramp
28.2     –     William Meets the Professor
28.3     –     William Beats the Record
28.4     –     William and the Returned Traveller
28.5     –     William and the Haunted Cottage
28.6     –     William and the Pets’ Club
28.7     –     William’s Secret Society
28.8     –     Archie Has a Party

29. William and the Moon Rocket, 1954

29.1     –     William and the Moon Rocket
29.2     –     William and the New Game
29.3     –     William and the American Tie
29.4     –     Archie on the Run
29.5     –     William and Little Yubear
29.6     –     William the New Elizabethan
29.7     –     William and the Over-Ten Club
29.8     –     These Little Mistakes Will Happen

Note: this was the last William book containing stories originally published in magazine form. Stories 29.2 to 29.8 were first printed in Home Notes between March 1953 and September 1954. Story 29.1 first saw the light of day in book form.

30. William and the Space Animal, 1956

30.1     –     William and the Space Animal
30.2     –     William Goes for a Nice Little Walk
30.3     –     William the Tree-Dweller
30.4     –     William and One of Those Things
30.5     –     William Gets a Scoop
30.6     –     William and the Old Boy
30.7     –     A Helping Hand for Ethel
30.8     –     William’s Civil War

31. William’s Television Show, 1958

31.1     –     William on the Trail
31.2     –     William Takes the Lead
31.3     –     William Among the Chimney-Pots
31.4     –     William’s Thoughtful Acts
31.5     –     William’s Television Show
31.6     –     William Does a Bob-a-job
31.7     –     William and the Wedding Anniversary
31.8     –     William and the National Health Service

32. William the Explorer, 1960

32.1     –     William – the Explorer
32.2     –     William and the Nature Ramble
32.3     –     Jumble Finds a Career
32.4     –     Don William and the Sun-Bather
32.5     –     William and the Paying Guest
32.6     –     William Gets His Fairing
32.7     –     William and the Television Invention
32.8     –     William and the Force of Habit

33. William’s Treasure Trove, 1962

33.1     –     William and the Holiday Centre
33.2     –     William’s Treasure Trove
33.3     –     William and the Cottage
33.4     –     William Tackles the Job
33.5     –     William and Detective Journalism
33.6     –     William and the Parsons’ Guy

34. William and the Witch, 1964

34.1     –     William the Psychiatrist
34.2     –     Violet Elizabeth’s Party
34.3     –     William and the Hoop-la Stall
34.4     –     William and the Witch
34.5     –     Mrs Bott and the Portrait

35. William and the Pop Singers, 1965

35.1     –     William and the Pop Singers
35.2     –     William and the School of Nature
35.3     –     William’s Escape Route
35.4     –     William and the Holiday Task
35.5     –     William and the Protest Marchers
35.6     –     The Outlaws and the Ghost

36. William and the Masked Ranger, 1966

36.1     –     William and the Masked Ranger
36.2     –     William’s Summer Holiday
36.3     –     William and the Donkey
36.4     –     Douglas’s Great Experience
36.5     –     William and the Art Club
36.6     –     The Play’s the Thing

37. William the Superman, 1968

37.1     –     William and the New Civilisation
37.2     –     William and the Disappearing Manuscripts
37.3     –     Violet Elizabeth Runs Away
37.4     –     William Brown, Hero
37.5     –     William’s Adventure Society
37.6     –     William’s Long and Tiring Day
37.7     –     William the Pot-holer

38. William the Lawless, 1970

38.1     –     William Catches his Trains
38.2     –     William and the Good Old Days
38.3     –     The Outlaws and the Wedding Present
38.4     –     William and the Red-and-Blue Cap
38.5     –     William’s Foggy Morning
38.6     –     William and the Sponsored Walk

A note on numbering

The stories above are numbered according to the system devised by David Schutte in his invaluable appendices to Mary Cadogan’s excellent The William Companion (Macmillan, 1990; also contributed to by Kenneth C Waller). For the most part the numbers reflect the ordering of the stories in the then-current Macmillan edition.