The Complete Short Stories: Volume Two Paperback – 12 Sep 2013
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'Dahl finds the child in the adult and the adult in the child and, with a little smile, he sticks the knife in both' Anthony Horowitz, from his introduction
Roald Dahl is one of the world's most popular writers, equally at home writing for both children and adults. In this, the second of two volumes chronologically collecting all his published adult short stories, we experience Dahl's dark and powerful imagination in full flight in 28 stories written between 1954 and 1988 (including eight tales which are not available in any other printed edition).
Here, in 'Parson's Pleasure', a piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain; in 'William and Mary', a wife revenges herself on her dead husband; and in 'Royal Jelly' some new parents find an unusual and unsettling way to give their newborn its start in life.
Whether you're young or old, once you've stepped into the brilliant, troubling world of Roald Dahl, you'll never be the same again.
About the Author
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.
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17 April 2017
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Roald Dahl didn't just write children's books - in fact he proved throughout his creative life to be a consummate writer for people of all ages. Here is the second volume of his short stories, most with a twist in the tale that leave the reader gasping. I'm a writer myself but can't hold a candle to this bloke.
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The book arrived in a state which is not as described - the front page coming off, the first page torn off. It is definitely not worth nearly £7.
A good selection of tales - some of which disturbing. Will certainly appeal to Dahl fans.
Every one of these stories is an absolute gem and the product of a literary genius.
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