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Nigel Molesworth is a fictional character, the supposed author of a series of books (actually written by Geoffrey Willans ), with cartoon illustrations by Ronald Searle .

Nigel is a schoolboy at St Custard's, a fictional (and terrible) prep school located in a carefully unspecified part of England . It is ruled with an iron fist by Headmaster Grimes (BA, Stoke-on-Trent ), who is constantly in search of cash to supplement his income and has a part-time business running a whelk stall. Other masters include Sigismund Arbuthnot, the mad maths master, who frequently appears as Molesworth's nemesis in his daydreams.

St Custard's has 62 pupils and, according to Molesworth, "was built by a madman in 1836". Pupils include Grabber, the head boy and winner of the Mrs Joyful Prize for Raffia-work, whose father owns a publishing business; Peason, Molesworth's "grate frend" [ sic ] and companion on his frequently imagined interplanetary adventures; Fotherington-Tomas , the school sissy; and Molesworth 2, Nigel's annoying younger brother. The school's traditional local rivals are Porridge Court, who regularly beat them at sporting events.

ISBN 10:  0141186003 ISBN 13:  9780141186009
Publisher: Penguin Classic, 2000
Softcover

APPRAISER:
Let the next person make the decision as to what they want to do. So this collection, the Annenberg collection, had approximately 250 pieces in it. Do you know where the rest of the 246 other pieces are?

GUEST:
I probably have about 40 of the pieces. I have another table, I've got some of the lamps, and some of the beds, and a few other pieces.

APPRAISER:
The couch, even in the condition it's in, I think the fact that it's from the Annenberg Ranch will add a dimension of value to it. But I would guess the couch to be worth, at auction, about $40,000 to $50,000. The chair, probably $30,000 to $40,000. The table, probably worth $10,000 to $15,000. The little table, about the same-- $10,000 to $15,000 at auction.

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Nigel Molesworth is a fictional character, the supposed author of a series of books (actually written by Geoffrey Willans ), with cartoon illustrations by Ronald Searle .

Nigel is a schoolboy at St Custard's, a fictional (and terrible) prep school located in a carefully unspecified part of England . It is ruled with an iron fist by Headmaster Grimes (BA, Stoke-on-Trent ), who is constantly in search of cash to supplement his income and has a part-time business running a whelk stall. Other masters include Sigismund Arbuthnot, the mad maths master, who frequently appears as Molesworth's nemesis in his daydreams.

St Custard's has 62 pupils and, according to Molesworth, "was built by a madman in 1836". Pupils include Grabber, the head boy and winner of the Mrs Joyful Prize for Raffia-work, whose father owns a publishing business; Peason, Molesworth's "grate frend" [ sic ] and companion on his frequently imagined interplanetary adventures; Fotherington-Tomas , the school sissy; and Molesworth 2, Nigel's annoying younger brother. The school's traditional local rivals are Porridge Court, who regularly beat them at sporting events.

ISBN 10:  0141186003 ISBN 13:  9780141186009
Publisher: Penguin Classic, 2000
Softcover

APPRAISER:
Let the next person make the decision as to what they want to do. So this collection, the Annenberg collection, had approximately 250 pieces in it. Do you know where the rest of the 246 other pieces are?

GUEST:
I probably have about 40 of the pieces. I have another table, I've got some of the lamps, and some of the beds, and a few other pieces.

APPRAISER:
The couch, even in the condition it's in, I think the fact that it's from the Annenberg Ranch will add a dimension of value to it. But I would guess the couch to be worth, at auction, about $40,000 to $50,000. The chair, probably $30,000 to $40,000. The table, probably worth $10,000 to $15,000. The little table, about the same-- $10,000 to $15,000 at auction.

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Literature and literary criticism , Fiction , 1900-1999 , 1946-1999 , 1950-1959 , Europe , Western Europe , UK , England

Nigel Molesworth is a 1950s prep-school boy – the ‘goriller of 3B’, ‘curse of st custard’s which is the skool i am at’ – whose spelling is atrocious. His diaries, written by Geoffrey Willans (a one-time schoolmaster) and illustrated by Ronald Searle, originally appeared in Punch , as a kind of sequel about a boys’ school to Searle’s St Trinians drawings. They were published in book form as Down with Skool! (1953), How to be Topp (1954), Whizz for Atomms (1956) and, semi-posthumously (Willans died in 1958, at the age of 47), Back in the Jug Agane (1959).

The most dizzying jokes are in Searle’s drawings. Unrelated to anything in particular in the text, Down with Skool! features five full-page pictures: ‘A GAUL marching into Italy’; ‘A ROMAN marching into Gaul’; ‘A Gaul and a Roman passing each other in the Alps’; ‘A GAUL returning to Gaul’; ‘A ROMAN returning to Rome’. These are followed, in How to be Topp , by an equivalent series: ‘Gabbitas creeps round the wood one way’; ‘Thring creeps round the other way’; ‘Gabbitas and Thring trap a young man and lead him off to be a master.’

Nigel Molesworth is a fictional character, the supposed author of a series of books (actually written by Geoffrey Willans ), with cartoon illustrations by Ronald Searle .

Nigel is a schoolboy at St Custard's, a fictional (and terrible) prep school located in a carefully unspecified part of England . It is ruled with an iron fist by Headmaster Grimes (BA, Stoke-on-Trent ), who is constantly in search of cash to supplement his income and has a part-time business running a whelk stall. Other masters include Sigismund Arbuthnot, the mad maths master, who frequently appears as Molesworth's nemesis in his daydreams.

St Custard's has 62 pupils and, according to Molesworth, "was built by a madman in 1836". Pupils include Grabber, the head boy and winner of the Mrs Joyful Prize for Raffia-work, whose father owns a publishing business; Peason, Molesworth's "grate frend" [ sic ] and companion on his frequently imagined interplanetary adventures; Fotherington-Tomas , the school sissy; and Molesworth 2, Nigel's annoying younger brother. The school's traditional local rivals are Porridge Court, who regularly beat them at sporting events.

ISBN 10:  0141186003 ISBN 13:  9780141186009
Publisher: Penguin Classic, 2000
Softcover

Nigel Molesworth is a fictional character, the supposed author of a series of books (actually written by Geoffrey Willans ), with cartoon illustrations by Ronald Searle .

Nigel is a schoolboy at St Custard's, a fictional (and terrible) prep school located in a carefully unspecified part of England . It is ruled with an iron fist by Headmaster Grimes (BA, Stoke-on-Trent ), who is constantly in search of cash to supplement his income and has a part-time business running a whelk stall. Other masters include Sigismund Arbuthnot, the mad maths master, who frequently appears as Molesworth's nemesis in his daydreams.

St Custard's has 62 pupils and, according to Molesworth, "was built by a madman in 1836". Pupils include Grabber, the head boy and winner of the Mrs Joyful Prize for Raffia-work, whose father owns a publishing business; Peason, Molesworth's "grate frend" [ sic ] and companion on his frequently imagined interplanetary adventures; Fotherington-Tomas , the school sissy; and Molesworth 2, Nigel's annoying younger brother. The school's traditional local rivals are Porridge Court, who regularly beat them at sporting events.

ISBN 10:  0141186003 ISBN 13:  9780141186009
Publisher: Penguin Classic, 2000
Softcover

APPRAISER:
Let the next person make the decision as to what they want to do. So this collection, the Annenberg collection, had approximately 250 pieces in it. Do you know where the rest of the 246 other pieces are?

GUEST:
I probably have about 40 of the pieces. I have another table, I've got some of the lamps, and some of the beds, and a few other pieces.

APPRAISER:
The couch, even in the condition it's in, I think the fact that it's from the Annenberg Ranch will add a dimension of value to it. But I would guess the couch to be worth, at auction, about $40,000 to $50,000. The chair, probably $30,000 to $40,000. The table, probably worth $10,000 to $15,000. The little table, about the same-- $10,000 to $15,000 at auction.

Nigel Molesworth is a fictional character, the supposed author of a series of books (actually written by Geoffrey Willans ), with cartoon illustrations by Ronald Searle .

Nigel is a schoolboy at St Custard's, a fictional (and terrible) prep school located in a carefully unspecified part of England . It is ruled with an iron fist by Headmaster Grimes (BA, Stoke-on-Trent ), who is constantly in search of cash to supplement his income and has a part-time business running a whelk stall. Other masters include Sigismund Arbuthnot, the mad maths master, who frequently appears as Molesworth's nemesis in his daydreams.

St Custard's has 62 pupils and, according to Molesworth, "was built by a madman in 1836". Pupils include Grabber, the head boy and winner of the Mrs Joyful Prize for Raffia-work, whose father owns a publishing business; Peason, Molesworth's "grate frend" [ sic ] and companion on his frequently imagined interplanetary adventures; Fotherington-Tomas , the school sissy; and Molesworth 2, Nigel's annoying younger brother. The school's traditional local rivals are Porridge Court, who regularly beat them at sporting events.


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