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Rev. W. Awdry

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Rev. W. Awdry

  • 5 stars across 43 books
    Reverend Wilbert Awdry was born in Hampshire in 1911. He grew up close to the railway and was convinced that the steam engines all had different personalities. He used to imagine conversations between them. Later when he was grown up and his son Christopher became ill with measles, Wilbert invented the Thomas stories to entertain him. Christopher kept asking for more stories and Wilbert began writing them. The first of the railway series was published in 1945. Awdry wrote 26 Railway books in total before Christopher took over the series.
    5th May 2016

    Thomas & Friends: Cranky

    The perfect introduction to Thomas the Tank Engine! Cranky the Crane works at the Docks on the Island of... More

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    9th October 2014

    Thomas the Tank Engine: Complete Collection 75th Anniversary Edition

    The ultimate gift for Thomas the Tank Engine fans of all ages! This elegant slipcase brings together all 26 books from... More

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    4th May 2017

    Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way

    Thomas wants to show Harold the sights of Sodor, but Duck won't let him. He is sure there is only one way of doing thi... More

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    5th May 2016

    Thomas & Friends: Toby

    The perfect introduction to Thomas the Tank Engine! Toby the Tram Engine wor... More

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    4th October 2004

    The Railway Series No. 5: Troublesome Engines

    This book tells how Henry meets an elephant and James spins round like a top, how the Fat Controller deals with the bigg... More

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    1st January 2002

    The Railway Series No. 4: Tank Engine Thomas Again

    You will remember that previously Thomas was given a branch line all to himself. Here he is proudly running up and down ... More

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    16th April 2015

    Thomas the Tank Engine: The Railway Series: The Three Railway Engines

    Beautiful hardback edition of The Three Railway Engines In The Three ... More

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    12th January 2017

    Thomas & Friends: Thomas and Bertie's Race

    When Bertie the Bus comes to Thomas' station, he thinks buses are faster than engines. They decide to have a race, but... More

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    4th May 2017

    Thomas & Friends: Victor

    Victor, the shiny red engine, runs the Sodor Steamworks. When Thomas is asked to take over for the day, he finds he ha... More

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    27th June 2019

    Thomas & Friends: Happy Birthday, Thomas!

    A birthday themed story, based on Three Cheers for Thomas! When Bertie won't race with him and the F... More

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