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Summary

The hotly anticipated next novel from number-one best-selling author David Walliams, with audio hilariously read by the author himself!

Jack's Grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves up Spam à la Custard for dinner, and often doesn't remember Jack's name. But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day....

An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa - this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and great escapes through the city in a high-octane adventure full of comedy and heart.

©2015 David Walliams (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

Praise for David Walliams: "A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale...hilarious." (Amanda Craig, The Times)
"I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics." (Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole, Guardian)
"The new Roald Dahl." ( Evening Standard)
"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth." ( Telegraph)
"Ridiculously over-the-top and utterly delightful." ( Spectator)
"Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air." ( Sun)
"David Walliams' children's books are now guaranteed best sellers...watch this fly off the shelves." ( Daily Mail)
"Delightfully funny." ( Metro)

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Great for passing time

Very entertaining and read very well all the way through. Really good all round and helps pass the time.




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if your thinking about buying this do, it's great

amazing story no dull moments! a great read and I have no regrets buying this

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Great, exciting story!

my kids had read the book so we downloaded it for long car journeys, it was brilliant great, fun story of alzheimers & the affects it can have on the family especially kids. that keeping the dream or memories alive can help the person relive their adventures yet let the child know what that person was really like before getting the disease. well read by David Walliams. definitely recommend it!

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This Is Amazing!!!!!!! Keep It Up!! :D

I love how Grandpa thinks that it’s still in war time I think it’s really funny ^^
And... you really need to make the worlds worst pets! An idea for a worlds worst pet Devious Danny A Dachshunds :D all for now keep up the good work!!!

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Kids loved this story and so did we

Perfect story for a long drive, kept everyone in the car engaged for the whole journey.

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Amazing!

It discribes it so well by hearing one word you can picture it in you mind and the sound affects WOW

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grandpa's great escape

I really enjoyed this book I got the book for Christmas. My uncle gave it to me.David Williams is a really fun writer and sometimes in his book there are some really emotional parts.But if you haven't got it already get it for your birthday

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Amazing story

I liked the bit where matron starts the fire, and I like the weird party music.

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I just love this I hate then someone just want to fuck someone just rolled out the naughtier seven

I just love the story out as I hate sometimes I want to someone to get me a Audible book no one ever give me three days of free all Dublin but no one no I said I know one thing anything everything I say is and large I know the bit bit bit bit bit better but the but the but but follow me on Instagram at at Preston

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Love the story

If I could I would give the story category 10 stars, I love the overall idea, especially the fact that the grandson is really the only one that can understand him . And I love that you get to hear the writers voice tell the story.

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  • Ingrid
  • 19-06-19

Lots of fun

My kids loved this story & the different accents and voices used by the narrators. Def worth the download.

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  • David Taylor
  • 10-09-18

Fantastic Book

We all loved this book within minutes of starting it. Originally from the UK, and my kids leaving England when they were small. I have always missed the great books and stories on the BBC. This book is well worth purchasing. I personally think, the best book I have played for a long long time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-06-17

Great entertainment

Both my kids and I were enthralled from the begining to the end. I always love the characters mothers!

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  • Must Love Dogs 1177
  • 16-10-16

Enjoyed it

My 10 year old son & I listened to this together. It's charming. Very long & a bit slow at times. Worth listening through until the end.

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  • 05-05-16

David Walliams has made something beautiful.

I listened to this audio book with my eight year old son. Such a lovely story and a good way to learn a little about World War Two.

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  • Sandy Topzand
  • 16-03-16

Wonderful adventure, touching, funny, unafraid.

Must-read. Loved it. Laughed, cried, very satisfied with the ending. A fate better than death.