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The problem with this argument is that on some subjects the Magnet was not very maagnet at all. Over the course of stories spanning several decades, Bunter’s celebrated postal order almost never materialises; and the subject becomes a long-running cause of hilarity in the Mahnet Remove.

I heard him laugh out loud while he was reading, which doesn’t happen all that often. Nicholas Tucker wrote that ‘[Charles Hamilton]. It is implied that there should be a clear distinction, and that men have an absolute duty to treat women chivalrously.

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Whoever charted the highways and byways of Greyfriars in the County of Kent, England, was trying to suggest that this world was tangible and authentic. Golden Age – He is Billy’s exact double, excepting only for his spectacles, but is his opposite in every other respect. From The Magnet “Bounder and Captain! In his own mind, he is an exemplary character: Really, it was not safe for any Remove man to pass Quelch by like the idle wind which he regarded not.

Whilst he was usually not the main protagonist in most of the stories, Bunter’s influence as mabnet comical interlude and as a plot driver was felt at every turn. One of the perverse delights of Hamilton’s stories is in following his characters to the brink of dissolution. Bunter on the Boards. The suggestion that the suffragettes did themselves a disservice by using violent means is not a stupid one.



This delight prompted me to ask why Hamilton’s stories, for all their faults, still give such particular pleasure. Over an enormously long writing career Hamilton was so successful in creating a local habitation and a place that the Kent where Greyfriars was situated became at least as real as the real thing. The nice boys we can like, admire even, and try to emulate, but we also identify with the wicked ones; we sink with them and sometimes rejoice in their ultimate redemption.

Sandeep, who now lives in the United States but grew up in India, said: He recycled the Raffles theme countless times: Bunter himself often uses language iblly contemporary readers would characterise as racist. Billy Bunter’s Bank Holiday.

His school stories in particular were well written and widely read. Substitute Story, FG Cook. Chapman who first put Bunter into checked-pattern trousers to distinguish the two characters.

HB90 Wally Bunter at Greyfriars. The curious thing was that the headmaster, whose daughter belonged to one of the milder suffrage societies, was in favour of the franchise for women, and had been so for many years, but since the explosion in magnett tower, his views on the subject were modifying.

Yet there sat Billy Bunter, staring straight at his form-master through his big spectacles, but otherwise not deigning to take the slightest notice of him! As Boot points out, Harry Potter’s readership extends far beyond the country where public schools were, and still are, such a distinctive institution.


In The Secret Seven series ofthe entire plotline is initiated by Bunter’s stupidity, which causes a road accident that results in a number of leading characters being hospitalised. Billy Bunter’s Own The form-master, Mr Quelch, stayed at least in namebut he lost his dignity and aloofness. However these traits maynet softened by Bunter’s cheery optimism, his comically transparent untruthfulness and his reliable ineptitude when attempting to conceal his antics from his schoolfellows and schoolmasters.

There was a stirring in the Remove, as fellows turned their heads to look at Bunter, wondering why he did not reply. New Yorker, 70, 46, p.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. My son is no egghead; he magjet. The following parallel extracts from the opening chapter of the two bil,y of Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School give an indication this: Story paper in good condition – complete but with the usual “browning”, a few stains and rusty staples.

He is obsessed with food — the sweeter and stickier, the better — and is utterly unscrupulous in helping himself to his schoolfellows’ sweets, cakes and hampers, for which he earns countless kickings.