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Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma.

1) She was once an international jewel thief.
2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…

A hilarious and heartfelt story of old age, adventure, stolen jewels and swimming the Thames, and another Number One bestseller.

Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.

Gangsta Granny is also the most reprinted David Walliams book in Australia? They love it down under!

Did you know that Gangsta Granny has been published in the most languages – 41 in total?!


Gangsta Granny is available now in paperback, hardback, audio download and ebook.


Find Your Local Bookshop, or buy online at:

HarperCollins UKWaterstones | Amazon UK  | WH Smith | Tesco | Sainsbury


HarperCollins AUS | Dymocks | Boomerang Books | Booktopia | BookWorld

New Zealand:

HarperCollins NZMighty Ape


Amazon CAIndigo

South Africa:

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Gangsta Granny

Critical Acclaim

  • “Anyone who thinks that all grannies do is wear mauve and play Scrabble will laugh out loud”


  • “It's hilarious and will make you cry. David Walliams hits a high note”

    Patrick, Guardian For Kids Review

  • “Continues the irreverent and humorous tradition that Roald Dahl forged”

    Courier Mail, Australia

  • “Bottom line: best book ever written for kids. LOVED IT”

    Reader, aged 11

Watch a trailer for Gangsta Granny below!

Reader, aged 11

Listen to an extract of Gangsta Granny below, hilariously read by David Walliams!

Reader, aged 11
Gangsta Granny is hitting the West End in 2017!

Gangsta Granny is hitting the West End in 2017!

David Walliams' Gangsta Granny is touring the UK before its West End premiere at the Garrick Theatre in July 2017.

Gangsta Granny Trailer

WATCH: The Gangsta Granny Trailer as shown on the BBC. Brought to life by Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart

Gangsta Granny, by David Walliams, read by the author (Audiobook extract)

LISTEN: Don't miss this gem – Gangsta Granny hilariously read by David Walliams

David Walliams - Read On. Get On.

WATCH: In support of the Read On. Get On. Campaign, David visits a London School

World of David Walliams Mega Event - March 2014

WATCH: Check out the video highlights of David's Mega Event in March 2014

Gangsta Granny Read On. Get On. Video

WATCH: See David read from Gangsta Granny in support of the Read On…