Professor Branestawm

Professor Branestawm is a series of thirteen books written by the English author Norman Hunter. Written over a 50 year period, between 1933 and 1983, the children's books feature as protagonist the eponymous inventor, Professor Theophilus Branestawm, who is depicted throughout the books as the archetypal absent-minded professor. The name "Branestawm" is a pun, as a homophone of the word "brainstorm".

The first two books in the series were originally published in the 1930s, with the other 11 books published much later from 1970, during Hunter's retirement. As such, there is a 33 year gap between the publication of Hunter's second Branestawm novel, Professor Branestawm's Treasure Hunt (1937), and his third, The Peculiar Triumph of Professor Branestawm (1970).

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Professor Branestawm - Books in The Series
... The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm (1933) Professor Branestawm's Treasure Hunt (1937) The Peculiar Triumph of Professor Branestawm (1970) Professor Branestawm Up the Pole (1972 ... Professor Branestawm's Dictionary" (1973) "Professor Branestawm’s Compendium of Conundrums, Riddles, Puzzles, Brain Twiddlers and Dotty Descriptions" (1975) "Professor Branestawm’s Do-it-yourself Handbook" (1976 ...

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