The Little White Car

In 2004 Rhodes stunned the book world by pretending to be a young Frenchwoman. Changing his gender, calling himself Danuta de Rhodes and shaving several years off his age, he published The Little White Car. Here’s what people had to say about it:

Excellent… Beautifully written and very funny. Independent on Sunday

Hilariously funny in the flattest, most deadpan way possible. Daily Telegraph

A cracking good read – enjoy yourself. Daily Express

It’s fun and it’s funny. Washington Post

Fabulous – this is a very funny, very charming novel that we quite simply insist you read. Danuta is a very talented storyteller indeed. ***** Heat

A delightful romp of a book. New Statesman

Painfully funny. Evening Standard

Wonderfully fresh and witty. The Observer

Easy to read, neat and without a hair out of place, The Little White Car is an absolute pleasure. The List

Breezy, funny and charming. The Times

A brilliant (supposed) debut. (i-D)

In short, a gem. Irish Independent

A lean, mean hilarity machine. Entertainment Weekly


Some of the editions below are published as Danuta de Rhodes, others are published as Dan Rhodes.

UK, Canongate. ISBN: 1841956341

JAPAN, Chuokoron-Shinisa. ISBN: 4120036634
Another lovely Japanese edition. This hardback contains some really nice illustrations, including a definitive rendering of the book’s St. Bernard, César.

ITALY, Garzanti. ISBN: 8811683084

HUNGARY, Athenaeum. ISBN: 9639615064

UK, Canongate. Trade paperback. ISBN: 1841955280

NORWAY, Dinamo. ISBN: 8280711023

GERMANY, Kiepenheuer & Witsch. ISBN: 3462034227

CANADA, Penguin. ISBN: 0143017527

POLAND, Proszynski. ISBN: 8373379606
In Poland most people’s mothers are called Danuta. This lessens the glamour of the fake biography somewhat. Ah well.

CZECH REPUBLIC, Baronet. ISBN: 8072147331

US, Canongate. ISBN: 1841955892

RUSSIA, Amphora. ISBN: 5901582233

DENMARK, Tiderne Skifter. ISBN: 8779731678

SPAIN, Alfaguara. ISBN: 842040179X

BRAZIL, Rocco. ISBN: 8532520049

NETHERLANDS, De Bezige Bij. ISBN: 9023418808

FINLAND, Sammakko. ISBN: 9524830116




FRANCE, Editions Stock