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Post war Annuals and Compilations.

The Post-war annuals and compilations  can be split into two distinct groups - books containing original stories and books containing reprints. The books with original material  Tom Merry's own, Billy Bunter's own and the Raymond Glendenning Book of Sport have their own sections. This particular section focuses only on the books containing reprinted stories.

The hyperlinks point to either original story or the reprint and the pdf link points the the complete book if it is available.

This section is based on a spreadsheet kindly supplied by Dr Nandu Thalange with additional data gleaned from the Greyfriars Index website.

Only the main text stories are listed below. For a complete list of contents see the publications section of the Greyfriars Index www.Greyfriarsindex.co.uk

This section is work in progress - if you can fill any gaps then please contact me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Title Stories Source Publisher Date Notes
Billy Bunter's Holiday Annual 1967

Saving Bunter's Bacon
[Greyfriars]
Reprint of
Magnet 1614
Odhams September 1966 Illustrated by CH Chapman
Fire Fighters of St Jim's
[St Jim's]
Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1940
Getting their own Back
[Rookwood]
Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1933
Bumper Book Series 1

Sunshine Story Book for Girls
Bessie Bunter Forgets
[Cliff House]
Tom Merry's Own 1953 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Jack and Jill
[Jack Free]
Billy Bunter's Own 1954
Bumper Book Series 2

Every Girl's Story Book

Bessie Bunter's Big Idea! Billy Bunter's Own 1954 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 3

Every Boy's Story Book

The Rio Kid Rides Again
[Rio Kid]
Tom Merry's Own 1953 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bad Luck for Bundle [Dolcot] Tom Merry's Own 1954
Bad Luck for Billy Bunter
[Greyfriars]
Tom Merry's Own 1951
Foes of the Forest
[Popolaki Patrol, Charles Hamilton]
Billy Bunter's Own 1953
Spot of Luck
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1950
Bumper Book Series 4

Grand Story Book for Boys

Perkinson's Promise
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1950 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Jimmy the Shark [Ken King] Tom Merry's Own 1952
Trouble For Three
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1954
The Rio Kid's Close Call
[Rio Kid]
Tom Merry's Own 1954
Skip's Secret
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1952
Bumper Book Series 5

Happy Story Book

Jolly Good Sport!
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1952 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Skip's Scheme
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1954
Chancing it with Charne
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1951
Man Wanted
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1955
Bumper Book Series 6

Popular Story Book

Skip on the Spot
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1953 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Skip's Game
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1953
A Fortune in Pearls
[Ken King]
Tom Merry's Own 1950
Who Cares for McCane
[High Coombe]
Tom Merry's Own 1954
Truants Luck
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1955
Bumper Book Series 7

Bedtime Story Book

Winter Walk
[Grimslade]
Tom Merry's Annual 1949 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
5000 Reward [King of the Islands] Tom Merry's Annual 1949
Unexpected
[Felgate]
Billy Bunter's Own 1956
Bumper Book Series 8

Mammoth Story Book

Not Out
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1953 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
The Ghost of St Jim's
[St Jim's]
Tom Merry's Own 1951
Treasure of Temooka
[Ken King]
Billy Bunter's Own 1953
Bumper Book Series 9

Bumper Story Book for Boys

[Rookwood]   Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 10

Treasure Story Book for Boys

Tough on Turkey
[Carcroft]
Tom Merry's Own 1951 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
[St Jim's]  
Bumper Book Series 11

Super Story Book for Boys

Sportsman
[Carcroft]
Hutchinson's Pie Winter 1946 and Silver Jacket issue 9 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
  Bumper Book Series 12

Giant Story Book for Girls

    Beaver 1957 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 13

Treasure Story Book for Girls

No Hamilton Content   Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 14

Grand Story Book for Girls

    Beaver 1957 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 15

Favourite Story Book 

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 16

Tales for Little People

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 17

Adventure Story Book for Boys

Winning Through
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1955 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 18

Garland Story Book for Girls

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
  Bumper Book Series 19

Story Book for Girls

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
  Bumper Book Series 20

Title Unknown

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 21

Giant Story Book for Boys

Just Like Jack
[Jack of All Trades]
Tom Merry's Annual 1949 Beaver 1957 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 22

Giant Story Book for Girls

No Hamilton Content   Beaver 1957 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 23

Speed Stories for boys

Just Like Bunter [Greyfriars] Tom Merry's Own 1954 Beaver 1958 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 24

The Pinnacle Story Book for Girls

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 25

My Very Own Story Book

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 26

The Pennant Storybook for Girls

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 27

The Twelve Month Book for Boys and Girls

No Hamilton Content   Beaver 1959 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 28

Our Own Book of the Year

No Hamilton Content   Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 29

The Worldwide Book for Boys

Gussy's Island
[St Jim's]
Tom Merry's Own 1953 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 30

Bouquet of Girls' Stories

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 31

Ace Story Book for Boys

Billy Bunter for Christmas
[Greyfriars]
Tom Merry's Own 1950 Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Rag at Carcroft
[Carcroft]
Tom Merry's Own 1952
  Bumper Book Series 32

Title Unknown

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
  Bumper Book Series 33

Title Unknown

    Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 34

Gay Stories for Girls

No Hamilton Content   Beaver 1955  
Bumper Book Series 35

Horizon Book for Boys

No Hamilton Content   Beaver 1955 Publication Date Uncertain
Bumper Book Series 36

Horizon Book for Girls

No Hamilton Content   Beaver 1960  
Bumper Book Series 37

Grandstand Book for Boys

No Hamilton Content   Beaver    
Bumper Book Series 38

Panorama Book for Girls

    Beaver 1962  
 
Beaver Book B1

The Pageant of Boys' Stories

    Beaver 1960  
Beaver Book B2

The Pageant of Girls' Stories

    Beaver    
Beaver Book B3

The Gala Book for Boys

    Beaver 1960  
Beaver Book B4

The Gala Book for Girls

    Beaver 1959  
 
Target Book for Boys A Bargain in Bikes [Rookwood] Tom Merry's Own 1951 Spring 1959  
The Rio Kid Rides Again [Rio Kid] Tom Merry's Own 1953
Tough on Turkey [Carcroft] Tom Merry's Own 1951
Winning Through [Felgate} Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1955
Jimmy the Shark [Ken King] Tom Merry's Own 1952
Skip's Secret [Felgate] Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1952
Target Book for Girls Bessie Bunter's Big Idea [Cliff House] Billy Bunter's Own 1954 Spring 1959  
"The Big Parade for Boys" Big Parade for Boys Perkinson's Promise
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1950 Spring 1959  
Bad Luck for Bundle [Dolcot] Tom Merry's Own 1954
Bad Luck for Billy Bunter
[Greyfriars]
Tom Merry's Own 1951
Trouble For Three
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1954
Spot of Luck
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1950
Sportsman
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1951
New Target Book for Boys Just Like Bunter [Frank Richards] Tom Merry's Own 1952 Spring 1960  
Leg up for Langdale
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1954
New Target Book for Girls Jack and Jill
[Jack Free]
Billy Bunter's Own 1954 Spring 1960  
Bessie Bunter Forgets
[Cliff House]
Tom Merry's Own 1953
The New Parade for Boys Foes of the Forest
[Popolaki Patrol, Charles Hamilton]
Billy Bunter's Own 1953 Spring 1960  
Lovell on the Warpath
[Owen Conquest]
Tom Merry's Annual 1949
Just Like Jack
[Jack of All Trades]
Tom Merry's Annual 1949
Searchlight Adventure Stories for Boys Chancing it with Charne
[Felgate]
Raymond Glendenning's Book of Sport 1951 Spring 1961  
Treasure of Temooka
[Ken King]
Billy Bunter's Own 1953
The Best of Magnet & Gem Lame Bunter Reprint of
Magnet 806
Fleetway July 1967  
The Barring of Bolsover Reprint of
Magnet 890
The Billy Bunter Picture Book All Through Bunter Reprint of
Magnet 1311
Hamilton Museum 1967  
Surprising the School Reprinted of
Magnet 364
Wonder Book of Comics Billy Bunter's Booby Trap. Original Odhams 1949 In the Collector's Digest of June 1955 Bill Lofts questioned whether this was an original story or a reprint from the Holiday Annual and appealed to the readers for information about this story. Frank Richards replied the following month stating that it was an original story, the only story that he had ever wrote for Odhams. You can read the CD extracts here.
In and Out of School Billy Bunter's Booby-Trap Greyfriars Holiday annual 1935 Faber & Faber 1958 This book contains a selection of exciting stories for boys taken from well-known authors such as P.G. Wodehouse, C. Day Lewis, Geoffrey Williams and Frank Richards.
Adventure Stories for Boys The Haunted Tuckshop
[Greyfriars]
Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1928? Octopus 1978 Revised edition 1983
Yarooh Hard Lines
[Greyfriars]
Billy Bunter's Own 1960 Eyre-Methuen December 1976 Edited by Gyles Brandreth
Just Like Bessie Bunter
[Cliff House]
Billy Bunter's Own 1957
Jack Takes Over
[Jack Free/St Jim's]
Martin Clifford
(unpublished?)
Priceless Education
[Poem]
Frank Richards
Billy Bunter's Boundary
[Greyfriars]
Billy Bunter's Own 1957
The Cricket Captain
[Song]
Frank Richards
Rag's Catch
[Dilcombe School]
Frank Richards
(unpublished?)
Educating Uncle
[Song from Musical Comedy]
Frank Richards
The Peacock Feather Screen Charles Hamilton
Two Songs Frank Richards
Imperial Heritage
[Poem]
Frank Richards
The New Master
[School Story]
Frank Drake
Waltzing Matilda
[In Latin!]
Frank Richards
Billy Bunter's Booby-Trap
[Radio Play]
Frank Richards
Bunter the Hypnotist
[Television Play]
Frank Richards
A Schoolboy's Love-Letter Frank Richards
Billy Bunter
[Poem]
Frank Richards
The Big Fat Bunter Book Thin Bunter Reprint of
Magnet 652
Hawk 1989 Illustrated by CH Chapman
Billy Bunter's Birthday Party Unknown