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Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry

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Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry

  • 4 stars across 162 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.
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    1st January 2002

    The Railway Series No. 21: Main Line Engines

    Thomas and his friends remain as popular as ever, loved by millions all over the world; the original Railway Series book... More

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    Thomas' Big Race: Sound Book

    Thomas and Bertie are having a race. Press the button to hear Thomas puff puff along the rails as fast as they can, and ... More

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    Thomas & Friends Annual

    The Thomas & Friends Annual is packed full of exciting stories and fun activities about Thomas and his many friends! Fan... More

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    Arthur

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