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Code Name Bananas

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What to expect

Go back in time with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots – and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day…

1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany.

Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there’s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla.

With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.

Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot…

Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!

Critics Review


    “Dahl finally has a worthy successor” – Telegraph

    “Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air” – The Sun

    ‘[Walliams’ books] are brilliantly, beautifully and seemingly effortlessly written … Mr Dahl finally has a worthy successor’ Telegraph

    ‘Walliams understands something crucial about children and stories’ Metro

    “A great comic tale… Walliams is a natural wit” – Evening Standard

    “Well written, funny, touching” – Observer

    “A passionate celebration of individuality” – Telegraph

    “Believable characters and a story that’s original and intriguing” ***** – Heat

    “Charming, funny” – The Times

    “Has a lovely, Dahlian fluency to it” – Time Out

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