The Little White Car

In 2004 Rhodes stunned the book world by pretending to be a young Frenchwoman. 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