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Elisabeth Beresford

  • 5 stars across 11 books
    Elisabeth Beresford first came up with the idea for the Wombles characters when walking on Wimbledon Common with her two children. She started sketching out the characters that day: Great Uncle Bulgaria was based on her father-in-law, Tobermory on her brother (an inventor), Orinoco on her son, and Madame Cholet on her mother. She hoped that the Wombles stories would encourage children to fight pollution and to think up ways of 'making good use of bad rubbish'. In fact, the Wombles so charmed the nation that they were chosen as the mascots for the Tidy Britain campaign. Since then they have had their own television series, first broadcast on Jackanory. Elisabeth Beresford was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature in 1998.

    Bernard Cribbins is the voice of the Wombles. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2011 for his services to drama.

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    3rd October 2011

    The Wombles

    The Wombles is the first in the Wombles series of books and introduces many of the favourite Womble characters, includin... More

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    4th January 2011

    The Wombles at Work

    There has been a huge festival and no end of rubbish has been left behind - everything from sunglasses to shoes, drinks ... More

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    1st November 2010

    The Wandering Wombles

    The Wombles live in a beautifully snug, well-ordered and cosy burrow underneath Wimbledon Common - the perfect base from... More

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    7th March 2011

    The Wombles Go round the World

    Great Uncle Bulgaria loves telling the ancient and revered history of the Womble clans to the younger Wombles. But to hi... More

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    7th March 2011

    The Wombles to the Rescue

    The Wombles have just gratefully returned to their burrow on Wimbledon Common. They had had to leave because heavy lorri... More

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    11th October 2012

    The Snow Womble

    Snow has arrived on Wimbledon Common! The young Wombles, including Bungo, Orinoco and Tomsk, can't wait to start sledgin... More

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    4th January 2011

    The Invisible Womble

    Orinoco is certainly the tubbiest of the Wombles and is perhaps the Womble who needs the most encouragement to go out on... More

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    3rd February 2011

    Womble Stories (Vintage Beeb)

    Join Great Uncle Bulgaria, Tobermory, Madame Cholet and all the other Wombles in these six wonderful stories by Elisabet... More

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    1st January 1999

    The Bigfoot Womble

    A picturebook retelling of the story of one episode from the brand-new TV series, and illustrated with photos from the T... More

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    1st October 1998

    Beautiful Boating Weather

    It's a beautiful day for a picnic on the lakeuntil Orinoco and Bungo get the young Wombles into trouble."... More

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