Where to find the original stories



There were over 40 Simple Stories published in Punch. The Series ran from 1926 to 1934. The author was Archibald Marshall and the illustrator George Morrow. The  original stories from which my episodes of Willoughby Drive are partly drawn can be found in Punch 1926, 1927 and 1928. The stories were also published  in two books called Simple Stories and Simple People.

The Simple Stories series of Punch started with The Robber on 18th August 1926.


 



Punch 1926

The Talking Horse: 25.8.26  (Book: Simple Stories) Used in Willoughby Drive, episode 10, and renamed The Visiting Dog.  

The Princess:  Third story in the Punch series after The Talking Horse. 25.8.26. (Book: Simple Stories) Used in Episode 9 in Willoughby Drive and renamed The Arabian Prince.

Wobblejuice: 13.10.26  (Book: Simple Stories) Episode 4 in Willoughby Drive.

The Genie:27.10.26  (Book: Simple Stories.) Episode 7 in Willoughby Drive.

Binkie: 1.12.26  (Book: Simple Stories)  Used in Willoughby Drive, episode 10, and renamed The Visiting Dog.

Punch 1927

Mr Jubeedle: 5.10.27  (Book: Simple People) Used in Willoughby Drive, episode 12, and renamed The Diet.

The Centaur: Next story after Mr Jubeedle  (Book: Simple People) Willoughby Drive, episode 1.

The Bus: 21.12.27  (Book: Simple People)  Used in episode 11 of Willoughby Drive and renamed  The Talking Horse.

Punch 1928

The Inventor: 11.1.28  (Book: Simple People) Used in Willoughby Drive, episode 3, and renamed New Neighbours.

The Beggar: 15.02.28: (Book: Simple People) Used in Willoughby Drive, episode 2, and renamed The Conman.

Mrs Kittiwake’s Baby: 4.4.28  (Book: Simple People)  Used in Willoughby Drive, episode 5, and renamed The Baby Snatcher.

The Brigand: Second story after Mrs Kittiwake’s Baby. 4.4.28 (Book: Simple People)Episode 6 in Willoughby Drive.

The Magic Carpet: 25.4.28  (Book: Simple People) Episode 8 in Willoughby Drive.