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MEGA Announcement!

The most eagerly anticipated children’s book of year. Coming November 2019…

HarperCollins Children’s Books is delighted to reveal that the next novel from David Walliams, The Beast of Buckingham Palace, will publish on Thursday 21st November in hardback, ebook and audio, read by David himself alongside a star-studded cast.

The year is 2120. London is in ruins, the people are hungry and darkness has fallen across the world. Prince Alfred, a sickly boy of twelve, has never known life outside Buckingham Palace. But evil forces are at work, and soon Alfred must do battle with the King of the Beasts – the Griffin…

Walliams’s legions of fans will be enthralled by this page-turning tale of myth, magic and the most Machiavellian of villains. David Walliams said, “This book is a real departure for me. It is a science-fiction fantasy adventure set in London one hundred years in the future. I hope my readers will love coming on this magical journey with me.”

HarperCollins Children’s Books Executive Publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh said, “David has delivered an incredible and visionary new book that boldly invites his readers into an exciting new world. The Beast of Buckingham Palace is a glorious departure into a fantastical future realm. It has all the classic Walliams hallmarks but with a ferocious command of a fantasy world that is a testament to David’s extraordinary talent as a writer. It is set to fire the imaginations of children the world over and will mesmerise readers from beginning to end.”


The Beast of Buckingham Palace

The Beast of Buckingham Palace

David Walliams' brand new book The Beast of Buckingham Palace is his most epic adventure ever!