Boys And Their Toys

This week, we go in search of the woman who created William Brown, beloved outlaw of the suburbs; and take a look at the sporting scene in the Middle East ahead of this winter’s men’s Fifa World Cup.

‘Richmal Crompton, author of Just William: A Literary Life’ by Jane McVeigh

'Routledge Handbook of Sport in the Middle East', edited by Danyel Reiche and Paul Michael Brannagan

'The Business of the Fifa World Cup', edited by Simon Chadwick, Paul Widdop, Christos Anagnostopoulos and Daniel Parnell

This summer we’re celebrating the serendipity of second-hand books - let us know your finds by writing to or tweeting us @TheTLS

Produced by Charlotte Pardy

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