Boy in the Dress

There's an excerpt from David Wailliam's forthcoming The Boy in the Dress included with this interview at the Timesonline.

The book has been dubbed by its publisher as Walliams's “first novel”, a description that the author dismisses with a chuckle (“I'd call it a children's book”). It tells the story of a young boy called “Dennis”, who is unremarkable in all but one respect.

How is he remarkable, you ask? Well, there's a clue in the title, and I don't think I'd be giving too much away by revealing that Dennis, while being attracted to the opposite sex, enjoys getting dressed up in girls' clothing, and posing as “Denise”.

The book is to be published this fall and I'm looking forward to reading it and to seeing what Quentin Blake does with the illustrations.


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