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Billy Bunter by Frank Richards
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About Billy Bunter: Billy Bunter first appeared in 1908 in The Magnet. His creator, Charles Hamilton (using his most famous pen-name of Frank Richards) could hardly have known that he was destined for literary immortality. Bunter starred in 'The Magnet' until its demise in the wartime paper shortages of 1940. After the war, he triumphantly returned in a series of new hardback novels which were to occupy his prolific author until his death on Christmas Eve, 1961. The series ran to 38 titles and sold many hundreds of thousands of copies

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1949. Billy Bunter In Brazil

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Richards, Frank. 'Billy Bunter in Brazil', published in 1992 in Great Britain by Hawk Books, in hardback with dustjacket, ISBN 0948248734. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this book on Amazon UK
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  • Billy Bunter in Brazil [top]
    Written by Frank Richards
    First published in 1949 in Great Britain by Charles Skilton, London, in hardback with dustjacket; and with R. J. MacDonald as illustrator. 4¾" x 7½". 254pp, including illustrations in the text plus a full colour frontispiece and two pages of publisher's catalogue at the rear of the book
    Published in 1992 in Great Britain by Hawk Books in hardback with dustjacket, ISBN 0948248734

Storyline: A trip to Brazil in the summer holidays was an unexpected treat for Harry Wharton & Co. of the Greyfriars Remove, as well as for Billy Bunter. Lord Mauleverer, paying a visit to his cousin Brian, manager of a plantation, took the opportunity of inviting the Famous Five, while Bunter wangled an invitation. It was strange that when they reached Brazil, Brian Mauleverer had disappeared, leaving only a brief message. However, the boys enjoyed themselves in spite of several encounters with the dangerous bandit O Corvo; the whereabouts of the missing manager were discovered by astute detective work on the part of Hurree Jamset Ram Singh; and Billy Bunter decided that he would prefer to stay indefinitely than return to the doubtful pleasures of Greyfriars School. Fortunately for the followers of the mortal fat schoolboy, his decision was not final, though the tour to Brazil remains a thrilling interlude in his exploits

Characters:
Billy Bunter
Harry Wharton
Lord Mauleverer
Brian Maulever, Lord Mauleverer's cousin
Hurree Jamset Ram Singh

 



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