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Grandpa's Great Escape

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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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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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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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Best book ever !!!

Grandpa's great escape is a very funny book full of fun, incredible description and by one of my favourite comedians.

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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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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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Fantastic Performance!

A great performance from the author and cast. a story that is touching, heart warming and touches on the issues of life as we get older! Great work!

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Great

This book was wonderful it was so hilarious David is definitely a great writer. Soooooo funny

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Grandpa

I like that you include lots of information and you are very good at naming characters
I like you give a hint of danger you can make people laugh cry and smile and you also include mystery i could see that the story was great from the first time I looked at it

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