David Walliams

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HarperCollins removes story from David Walliams’ book The World’s Worst Children
After criticism of the ‘casual racism’ of a story about a Chinese boy, the publisher has taken it out of the next print run of the bestselling anthology

Alison Flood

04, Oct, 2021 @12:03 PM

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‘I have these stories to tell’: the authors trying to diversify children’s books
Schemes provide mentors and funding to help aspiring writers on low incomes enter market dominated by white celebrities

Donna Ferguson

26, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Smoke signals light up quick crossword | Brief letters
Brief letters: David Walliams and the Bible | Boris Johnson | Broken asylum system | Quick crossword | 80th birthday present


06, Jul, 2021 @4:56 PM

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Singing celebrities make film urging Britons to get Covid jab
David Walliams, Jim Broadbent, Nicola Roberts and Asa Butterfield among stars performing in short film

Mattha Busby

03, Jul, 2021 @11:55 AM

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Twist review – try-hard reboot spray paints over Dickens' tale
Rafferty Law’s young hero is a graffiti artist and Michael Caine’s Fagin an ex-art dealer in this under-par update of Oliver Twist

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Playwright Mark Ravenhill: why I took up ballet after my mum died
He tried dance to cope with grief – and found himself in a class with ‘25 mostly retired ladies’. It all fed into a new play, about his mother, his childhood and his obsession with Jemima Puddle-Duck

Chris Wiegand

13, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Famous first words: how celebrities made their way on to children's bookshelves
David Walliams, Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Springsteen … when celebrity authors make big money from children’s books, do young readers and other writers pay the price?

Sian Cain

12, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on a book glut: to the victor go the spoils? | Editorial
Editorial: Many publishers are enjoying record sales – but not all. We must take care that those with the biggest names and deepest pockets are not the only beneficiaries


23, Aug, 2020 @5:25 PM

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David Walliams and Matt Lucas apologise for Little Britain blackface
Comedians say sorry on Twitter after BBC iPlayer and Netflix drop their programme

Molly Blackall

14, Jun, 2020 @10:41 AM

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Blacking up was of a piece with 'comedy' that dealt in contempt | Nick Cohen
Little Britain, removed from BBC streaming services, anticipated a coming vindictiveness

Nick Cohen

13, Jun, 2020 @6:00 PM

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The Midnight Gang review – escape to Walliams' wonderland
There’s gleeful mischief and plenty of toilet humour in Chichester Festival theatre’s 2018 show based on the David Walliams bestseller

Chris Wiegand

04, May, 2020 @9:47 AM

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Mrs Hinch cleans up with book sales as Britons tidy homes in lockdown
Instagram ‘cleanfluencer’ Sophie Hinchcliffe’s The Little Book of Lists topples Hilary Mantel and David Walliams on charts

Alison Flood

08, Apr, 2020 @4:25 PM

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