The Wombles The Wombles By Elisabeth Beresford Hardback Book. Released by Cox & Wyman Ltd books in 1977, this is the story that inspired the popular television serial. "The Wombles" is the first ever Wombles story and introduces the stern but kindly Great Uncle Bulgaria; Orinoco, who is particularly fond of his food and a subsequent forty winks; general handyman extraordinaire Tobermory, who can turn almost anything that the Wombles retrieve from Wimbledon Common into something useful; Madame Cholet, who cooks the most delicious and natural foods to keep the Wombles happy and contented; and, last but not least, Bungo, one of the youngest and cheekiest Wombles of all, who has much to learn and is due to venture out on to the Common on his own for the very first time... Very good condition ex library book, the dust cover is in very good condition and is protected in a plastic sleeve. Internally all 190 pages are present and attached, they are clean and bright without any form of damage on any page. All orders received before 4.00pm Monday to Fridays are shipped the same day.