LITTLE Britain star David Walliams has answered a plea from East Lothian schoolchildren by sending them a signed book.

The well-known author and comedian was one of a number of famous writers who responded to the call from pupils at Dunbar Primary School.

Children at the school wrote to their favourite writers asking if they could help with the school library project.

And writers from across the globe did their bit and sent signed copies of their books to the school.

East Lothian Courier:

Dunbar Primary School Lochend Campus pupils Ava de-Boer Smith (P4) and Logan Divers (P5) with some of the new books donated by authors after a request from pupils to enhance the school library

Jill Murphy, creator of The Worst Witch – a series which has entertained generations and has twice been adapted for television series – was the first to reply.

Other writers who have responded include Chris D’Lacey, author of The Last Dragon Chronicles; Daniel Handler, who writes under the pen name Lemony Snicket in the USA; Kes Gray, an award-winning writer behind books about a girl called Daisy; and Walliams.

The books were auctioned at a school Christmas fayre last week, with all funds invested in the school’s book collection and other reading resources.