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Forget what you thought about Roald Dahl from the BFG, The Twits and Matilda. Here is a collection of some his most intriguing, dark, macabre, yet always entertaining short stories aimed for the older teen. Dahl manages to inject black humour and irony into these tales, most of which contain savage twists, covering topics such as revenge, envy, greed, misfortune and other less pleasant elements of humanity. Guaranteed to keep you reading long into the night.
This collection of short stories contains "Someone Like You", "Kiss, Kiss", "Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl", "Switch Bitch" and "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life".
|Publication date:||29th October 1992|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son. He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire. Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was &...More About Roald Dahl