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Merlin Books

Another successful paperback imprint by Paul Hamlyn from 1967/68.

The Greyfriars stories were taken from the Schoolboys' Own Library which were in turn taken from the Magnet.

The Cliff House stories were taken from the Schoolgirls' Own Library which were in turn taken from the Schoolgirl. The stories were written by John Wheway using the pseudonym of Hilda Richards.

A few years ago the original front cover artwork were found in a shed and auctioned on Ebay. The slideshow to the right shows digital photographs of the original paintings.

The downloads are available in several formats. Click on the links from the table below to download or read on line.

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  Title

Publisher

Author

Date Source
Billy Bunter and the Man from South America

 

Merlin

Frank Richards

Sep-67 Schoolboys' Own Library 73
Billy Bunter and the School Rebellion

 

Merlin Frank Richards Sep-67 Schoolboys' Own Library 191
Billy Bunter and the Secret Enemy

 

Merlin Frank Richards Sep-67 Schoolboys' Own Library 195
Billy Bunterís Big Top

 

Merlin Frank Richards Sep-67 Schoolboys' Own Library 201
Billy Bunter and the Crooked Captain

 

Merlin Frank Richards Mar-68 Schoolboys' Own Library 197
Billy Bunterís Convict

 

Merlin Frank Richards Mar-68 Schoolboys' Own Library 211
Billy Bunter - Sportsman!

 

Merlin Frank Richards Jun-68 Schoolboys' Own Library 83
Billy Bunter and the Bank Robber

 

Merlin Frank Richards Jun-68 Schoolboys' Own Library 175

The Cliff House stories were all reprinted from the Schoolgirls' Own Library and written by John Wheway under the pseudonym Hilda Richards.

Title Title

Publisher

Author

Date Source
Bessie Bunter and the Gold Robbers

 

Merlin

Hilda Richards

1967 Schoolgirls' Own Library 649
Bessie Bunter and the Missing Fortune

 

Merlin Hilda Richards   Schoolgirls' Own Library 605
Bessie Bunter and the School Informer

 

Merlin Hilda Richards 1968 Schoolgirls' Own Library 629
Bessie Bunter Joins the Circus

 

Merlin Hilda Richards   Schoolgirls' Own Library 524