Grandpa’s Great Escape

Many years ago Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old folk's home Twilight Towers - run by sinister Matron Swine - it's up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know the wicked matron is onto them...

In his old age Grandpa has become confused. He believes he is back in World War II when he was an RAF Spitfore pilot. Only one person can understand him: his grandson Jack. Together, they embark on the adventure of their lives.

Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.

GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE is available now in hardback, paperback, audio download and ebook.

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Grandpa's Great Escape

Critical Acclaim

  • “Walliams is a natural wit”

    Evening Standard

  • The story is very believable and it is funny and quite sad too

    Joshiey

  • “A book that deserves its place at the top of the charts”

    Andrea Reece, Lovereading

  • “5 stars”

    Isabella

Grandpa's Great Escape LIVE

Grandpa's Great Escape LIVE

Tickets for the brand new arena spectacular Grandpa’s Great Escape Live are now on sale. Adapted from the number one bestselling book by David Walliams, this exciting new production will tour arenas around the UK this Christmas…

Ratburger and Grandpa’s Great Escape on TV this Christmas

Ratburger and Grandpa’s Great Escape on TV this Christmas

TV adaptations of Ratburger and Grandpa's Great escape will both be aired this Christmas!

David at the Imperial War Museum

David at the Imperial War Museum

David's event at London's Imperial War Museum featured book characters, a signing and an extract reading!

David's Fun Facts about London

Fun-London-FactsDid you know it's illegal to beat a carpet in a London park! (Even a flying one).

Character Spotlight: Grandpa's Great Escape

Character Spotlight: Grandpa's Great Escape

Introducing Jack, Grandpa and Miss Swine!

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