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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


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

    Andrea Reece, Lovereading

  • “5 stars”


Coming soon….an extract from Grandpa’s Great Escape. Watch this space!

Grandpa's Great Escape Extract

WATCH: David Walliams reads an extract from Grandpa's Great Escape

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

David's Fun Facts about London

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

David takes to the skies!

David takes to the skies!

Check out David's spitfire adventure!

Character Spotlight: Grandpa's Great Escape

Character Spotlight: Grandpa's Great Escape

Introducing Jack, Grandpa and Miss Swine!