The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Illustrated Edition
Illustrated by Chris RiddellAges 9 to 11
'One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius' – David Walliams
Gorgeous 42nd Anniversary gift edition of Douglas Adams's pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, stunningly illustrated throughout by Costa Award-winner Chris Riddell.
It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur's best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and a book inscribed in large, friendly letters: DON'T PANIC.
The book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the weekend has only just begun . . .
Douglas Adams's mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with physics and twists time, but most importantly it's very, very funny.
One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius
David Walliams, author of The Boy in the Dress, Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy
I haven’t known many geniuses in my life. Some brilliantly smart people, but only a tiny handful would I class as geniuses. I would class Douglas, because he saw things differently, and he was capable of communicating the way he saw things, and once he explained things the way he saw them, it was almost impossible to see them the way you used to see them
Neil Gaiman, author of Good Omens, Stardust and American Gods
Packed with that unique energy, all barmy and bristling and bold . . . above all, it dares to be silly. Fiercely, beautifully silly
Russell T. Davies, writer and producer of Doctor Who