List of stories by Charles Hamilton

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The table below is a summary of the stories published by Charles Hamilton during his career.

Listing[edit]

Subject matter Pen-name Publication Dates Estimated number of stories
Greyfriars School Frank Richards Magnet, Schoolboys' Own Library, Billy Bunter's Own, Cassell 1908-1961 1,500
St Jim's School Martin Clifford Gem, Schoolboys Own Library, Tom Merry's Own, Goldhawk Books 1907-1956 1,000
Rookwood School Owen Conquest Boys' Friend Weekly, Greyfriars Holiday, Annual, Billy Bunter's Own 1915-1961 585
Cedar Creek School Martin Clifford Boys' Friend Weekly 1917-1921 205
Benbow Floating School Owen Conquest Greyfriars' Herald 1915-1920 20
Highcliffe School Frank Richards Boys' Friend Library 1915 - 1940 2
Sparshott School Frank Richards William C Merrett 1945-46 6
Carcroft School Frank Richards Hutchinson's Pie, The Silver Jacket, Tom Merry's Own 1944-55 50
Lynwood School Frank Richards JB Publications 1949 2
Topham School Frank Richards Mascot 1946-47 4
High Coombe - The School for Slackers Charles Hamilton Modern Boy, Popular 1935 20
Bendover School Charles Hamilton Pilot 1937 20
St Kit's Charles Hamilton Pluck 1907 49
Grimsdale School Frank Richards Ranger 1931-30 100
Headland House School Hilda Richards William C Merrett 1946 3
St Olive's School Hilda Richards Mascot 1946-47 3
Cliff House School Hilda Richards School Friend, Cassell 1919-1950 20
Herlock Sholmes - Spoof detective Peter Todd Greyfriars' Herald, The Magnet, The Gem, Tom Merry's Own Annual, The Penny Popular 1915-1954 100
King Cricket - story of county cricket Charles Hamilton Boy's Realm 1907 24
Ken King - South Seas Charles Hamilton Modern Boy 1928-1939 208
The Popolaki Patrol - Africa Charles Hamilton Popular 1930 15
Rio Kid - Westerns Ralph Redway Modern Boy, Popular 1928-1938 60
Bunny Hare - Boy Adventurer Charles Hamilton Modern Boy 1930 12
Len Lex - Schoolboy Detective Charles Hamilton Modern Boy 1936-37 24
Jack Free / Jack of all Trades - Itinerant Frank Richards Mandeville & Spring Books, Billy Bunter's Own 1949-1955 10
Romance Winston Cardew W.C. Merrett 1945-1946 5
Trapps Holmes general - Detective, Western, School Gordon Conway, Freeman Fox, Hamilton Greening, Cecil Herbert, Prosper Howard, Robert Jennings, Gillingham Jones, T Harcourt Llewelyn, Clifford Owen, Ridley Redway, Raleigh Robbins, Eric Stanhope, Robert Stanley, Nigel Wallace, Talbot Wynyard, Smiles, Funny Cuts, World's Comic, Picture Fun, Vanguard, Coloured Comic 1899-1910 In excess of 1,000
Early work - inc. pirate adventures Various Various 1894-1899 Not known

Stories published in book format[edit]

After World War II, story papers had stopped being published so Hamilton was obliged to publish his stories in book format. The style of the stories did not change.

As Frank Richards[1][edit]

Billy Bunter novels[edit]

  • Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1947)
  • Billy Bunter’s Banknote (1948)
  • Billy Bunter’s Barring-Out (1948)
  • Billy Bunter’s Christmas Party (1949)
  • Billy Bunter in Brazil (1949)
  • Billy Bunter’s Benefit (1950)
  • Billy Bunter among the Cannibals (1950)
  • Billy Bunter’s Postal Order (1951)
  • Billy Bunter Butts In (1951)
  • Billy Bunter and the Blue Mauritius (1952)
  • Billy Bunter’s Beanfeast (1952)
  • Billy Bunter’s Brain-Wave (1953)
  • Billy Bunter’s First Case (1953)
  • Billy Bunter the Bold (1954)
  • Billy Bunter Does His Best (1954)
  • Billy Bunter’s Double (1955)
  • Backing Up Billy Bunter (1955)
  • Lord Billy Bunter (1956)
  • The Banishing of Billy Bunter (1956)
  • Billy Bunter’s Bolt (1957)
  • Billy Bunter Afloat (1957)
  • Billy Bunter’s Bargain (1958)
  • Billy Bunter the Hiker (1958)
  • Bunter Out of Bounds (1959)
  • Bunter Comes for Christmas (1959)
  • Bunter the Bad Lad (1960)
  • Bunter Keeps It Dark (1960)
  • Billy Bunter’s Treasure-Hunt (1961)
  • Billy Bunter at Butlins (1961)
  • Bunter the Ventriloquist (1961)
  • Bunter the Caravanner (1961)
  • Billy Bunter’s Bodyguard (1962)
  • Big Chief Bunter (1963)
  • Just Like Bunter (1963)
  • Bunter the Stowaway (1964)
  • Thanks to Bunter (1964)
  • Bunter the Sportsman (1965)
  • Bunter’s Last Fling (1965)

"Jack" novels[edit]

  • Jack of All Trades (1950)
  • Jack’s the Lad (1957)
  • Jack of the Circus (1957)

Tom Merry novels[2][edit]

  • The secret of the Study (1949)
  • Talbot’s Secret (1949)
  • Tom Merry and Co of St. Jim’s (1949)
  • Rallying Round Gussy (1950)
  • The Scapegrace of St. Jim’s (1951)
  • The Rivals of Rookwood (1951)
  • Tom Merry’s Secret (1952)
  • Tom Merry’s Rival (1952)
  • Trouble for Tom Merry (1953)
  • Down and Out (1953)
  • Cardew’s Catch (1954)
  • The Disappearance of Tom Merry (1954)
  • Through Thick and Thin (1955)
  • Tom Merry’s Triumph (1956)
  • Tom Merry and Co, Caravanners (1956)

Other novels[edit]

  • The Secret of the School (1946)
  • The Black Sheep of Sparshott (1946)
  • First Man In (1946)
  • Looking After Lamb (1946)
  • The Hero of Sparshott (1946)
  • Pluck Will Tell (1946)
  • Top Study at Topham (1947)
  • Bunny Binks on the Warpath (1947)
  • The Dandy of Topham (1947)
  • Sent to Coventry (1947)
  • The Lone Texan (1954)

as Hilda Richards[3][edit]

  • Bessie Bunter of Cliff House School (1949)

as Martin Clifford[4][edit]

  • The Man from the Past (1952)
  • Who Ragged Ralton? (1952)
  • Skimpole’s Snapshot (1952)
  • Trouble for Trimble (1952)
  • D’Arcy in Danger (1952)
  • D’Arcy on the Warpath (1952)
  • D’Arcy’s Disappearance (1952)
  • D’Arcy the Reformer (1952)
  • D’Arcy’s Day Off (1952)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Lofts, W.O.; Adley, D.J. (1970), The Men Behind Boys' Fiction, London: Howard Baker .
  • Lofts, W.O.; Adley, D.J. (1975), The World of Frank Richards, London: Howard Baker .
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