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My Year [Hardcover]

Roald Dahl , Quentin Blake
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

2 Sep 1993
Roald Dahl had an abiding love for and interest in nature. He kept notes about the habits of moles and foxes, the colour and song of birds and the different flowers, plants and berries that blossomed in the countryside around his home, Gipsy House, throughout the year. In the last year of his life he worked on a diary. But what was originally intended to be a few lines turned into a memorable account of the passing year. Reminiscences of childhood and adolescene, combined with tips about how to rid your lawn of moles or attract birds to your garden, are interwoven with observations about the changing seasons and the festivals we celebrate.

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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; 1st edition (2 Sep 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224036475
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224036474
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 15.8 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Delightfully warm and intelligent book . . . Throughout, Dahl comes through strongly as a genial, witty and occasionally eccentric soul. Blake's watercolor and ink illustrations, simultaneously defined and soft, and made whimsical with curvy lines, are an ideal match. All ages" (Publishers Weekly)

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This book will delight adults and children equally. It is a book to linger over, to savour and enjoy, and is destined to become a classic.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Dalh fans 4 Jan 2004
This slight, charming (and only a little sad) is a walk through the end of Roald Dalh's days...highly recommended for fans that have read all his books, including "Boy," the autobiography of his youth. A generous rounding out of his life story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 30 May 2010
The book arrived promptly in good order, with dust sheet. Good illustrations fromQuentine Blake that compliment Roald Dahl's text.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a journey through the seasons 8 July 2000
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Roald dahl invites you into his thoughts of the changing seasons .With a chapter on each month of the year ,roald dahl describes why he likes or dosn't like the twelve seasons.This book is superb .
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Year 29 Dec 2012
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Saw the pictures at an exhibition in Devon..Just had to have the book. It is fabulous and will be read over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roald Dahl's Final Bow 29 Mar 2000
By Faith Gilbert - Published on
This book, like every other of Roald Dahl's writings, is a work of art. Dahl writes in a way that reaches into the very soul of whoever opens the pages and awakens the imagination to unlimited possibilities. He gives his work such an imaginative, joyful effect that I have only seen his wonderful writing. Roald spent his last days discovering and bonding with nature. This is a book about the last year in his amazing life.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Library addition 7 Dec 2012
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Perhaps I just didn't read the description close enough, but I didn't realize this was a library edition, with all the stickers, etc that it entails.
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