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Roald Dahl Book Series
Kiss Kiss**In Kiss Kiss you will find eleven devious, shocking stories from the master of the unpredictable, Roald Dahl. **
What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband?
In these dark, disturbing stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling. Stylish, macabre and haunting, these tales will leave you with a delicious feeling of unease.
'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' *Irish Times*
Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of *Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda,* and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, *Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales* by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
Dirty BeastsRoald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake's celebrated illustrations even more enjoyable.
"Will elicit a loud 'Yuck.' In other words, children will love them." (*Children's Book Review Service*)
Switch Bitch**Now back in print along with Roald Dahl’s *My Uncle Oswald*, a surprisingly naughty and hilarious adult book by the beloved children’s author**
Great wit, melancholy, and a sense of the erotic that would make even a fan of *Fifty Shades of Grey* blush pervade this collection of four adult short stories by Roald Dahl. Included here are "The Visitor" and "Bitch," featuring the hilariously vivid exploits of the notorious Uncle Oswald, as well as "The Great Switcheroo" and "The Last Act."
In these taut black comedies of human weakness and unexpected reversal, Dahl captures the delicious thrill of sexual triumph and the galling deflation of defeat.
Ah, Sweet Mystery of LifeA new collection of Roald Dahl stories, all on a theme of country matters; they will all feature those wily characters Claud, Rummins and Bert, who appeared so memorably in Dahl's famous story, parson's pleasure. There will be seven stories in the book, including one (Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life) that has never appeared in book form before. Roald Dahl has written a new introdution, and the book will be enhanced by line drawings.
Someone Like YouThese eighteen tales of the macabre show Dahl's dark brilliance as a short-story writer. They are wicked (as an old man attracts the attentions of those more interested in his skin than his wellbeing), shocking (as distasteful bets are made -- a daughter's hand on the identity of a glass of claret, a finger risked for a Cadillac) and blackly humorous (as a cuckolded husband receives a chance to take his revenge out on his wife's neck). Someone Like You is as devilishly ingenious and suspenseful as writing gets.
The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other StoriesIs it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about a landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? Here are thirteen of Roald Dahl's most unexpected tales, offering young readers the perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius. From the sensitivity of stories such as 'Katina' to the surprising creepiness of 'Taste', these stories are full of all the fun, excitement and wonder of Roald Dahl's writing, offering originality, ingenuity, horror, unexpected twists and turns, a touch of the macabre – and much more besides.
More About BoyWhat were Roald Dahl's first words?Read his account of going to football matches with Joss Spivvis, the gardener.This new edition of a favourite book contains a wealth of new photos, facts and writings about Roald Dahl and his childhood, together with the original text and illustrations from his much-loved memoir. With lots of little-known details, this is a must-have for all Dahl fans!
Tales of the UnexpectedStories included: Taste, Lamb to Slaughter, Man from the South, Dip in the Pool, Skin, Neck, Nunc Dimittis, The Landlady, William and Mary, The Way up to Heaven, Parsons Pleasures, Mrs Bixby and the Colonel Coat, Royal Jelly, Edward the Conqueror, Galloping Foxley.
Dirty BeastsRoald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake's celebrated illustrations even more enjoyable."Will elicit a loud 'Yuck.' In other words, children will love them." (Children's Book Review Service)
Roald Dahl's Mischief and MayhemPranks, tricks, mischief, and more in this ideal companion book to Roald Dahl's beloved novels! Professional tricksters put your cunning to the test. Inside this wicked little book you'll find step-by-step instructions for making mischief and mayhem as well as outrageous jokes, fiendish quizzes, and a few smelly surprises. Includes extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Witches, and more. Like The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets, this book is a wonderful complement to Roald Dahl novels, with tons of great extras fans will love. It's the perfect way to complete your Dahl collection!