Video view of the world of Charles Hamilton / Frank Richards
Charles Hamilton wrote a great many public school and other stories apart from those concerning the most famous of his charaters: Billy Bunter. Although he wrote the Bunter stories we know and love under the pen name of Frank Richards he also used other pseudonyms when writing stories with other groups of characters. This he did as it helped him to view each from a different perspective.
The Friars Club states: “It is estimated he wrote over 80,000,000 words during his long and productive life”
This is nothing short of amazing to me. The very thought of writing so many words gives me a kind of vertigo! But of course it is not just the number of words, it’s the quality of the writing and the pleasure Charles Hamilton’s work has bought to so many people of all ages.
Charles Hamilton Video
Do have a look at the video. It depicts Charles Hamiltion in an English era that is now past, rather like the age of Greyfriars. Though I am too young to have personally experienced very much of that era It none the less inspires me with a strange yet happy nostalgia. One of the key rewards for me of picking up a good Bunter novel!
Charles Harold St John Hamilton 8 August 1876 – 24 December 1961 AKA Frank Richards