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Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry

  • 5 stars across 140 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 August 2013

    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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    4th September 2003

    Bulgy

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    1st April 2004

    Bill and Ben

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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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    4th October 2004

    The Railway Series No. 12: Eight Famous 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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    4th September 2003

    Terence

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    4th September 2003

    Cranky

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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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    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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