roald dahl collection

Book Title : Roald Dahl
Author : Ann Alston
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date : 2012-11-01
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9781137296221
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure. This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.

Book Title : Roald Dahl 16 Book Slipcase Collection
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher :
Release Date : 2010-08-01
Pages :
ISBN : 0140926992
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Contents: Danny the Champion of the World, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator, The BFG, The Giraffe & the Pelly & Me, The Magic Finger, The Twits, Matilda, The Witches, Boy, Going Solo, Esio Trot, The Enormous Crocodile, James & the Giant Peach and Georges Marvellous Medicine. RRP 94.84

Book Title : Ah Sweet Mystery of Life
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2003-05-29
Pages : 208
ISBN : 9780141941615
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The sweet scents of rural life infuse Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, a collection of Roald Dahl's country stories - but there is always something unexpected lurking in the undergrowth . . . Whether it is taking a troublesome cow to be mated with a prime bull; dealing with a rat-infested hayrick; learning the ways and means of maggot farming; or describing the fine art of poaching pheasants using nothing but raisins and sleeping pills, Roald Dahl brings his stories of everyday country folk and their strange passions wonderfully to life. Lacing each tale with dollops of humour and adding a sprinking of the sinister, Dahl ensures that this collection is brimful of the sweet mysteries of life. 'A sophisticated account of village life. The rural characters are moulded by Dahl's dark, inquisitive imagination. Compelling and very funny' Time Out '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.

Book Title : Galloping Foxley A Roald Dahl Short Story
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2012-09-13
Pages :
ISBN : 9781405911085
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Galloping Foxley is a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Galloping Foxley, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a commuter is disturbed by an encounter with a man he vividly remembers from school . . . Galloping Foxley is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale.' (Observer ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by the great Richard Griffiths. 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.

Book Title : Switch Bitch
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2002-03-28
Pages : 144
ISBN : 9780141945255
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In Switch Bitch four tales of seduction and suspense are told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl. Topping and tailing this collection are The Visitor and Bitch, stories featuring Dahl's notorious hedonist Oswald Hendryks Cornelius (or plain old Uncle Oswald) whose exploits are frequently as extraordinary as they are scandalous. In the middle, meanwhile, are The Great Switcheroo and The Last Act, two stories exploring a darker side of desire and pleasure. In the black comedies of Switch Bitch Roald Dahl brilliantly captures the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex. 'Dahl is too good a storyteller to become predictable' Daily Telegraph 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.

Book Title : Roald Dahl
Author : Andrea Shavick
Publisher :
Release Date : 1997
Pages : 32
ISBN : 0199104409
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Part of a series of illustrated biographies, this title tells the story of a remarkable person from the past, whose name and achievements have lived on far beyond their own time. The biographies link in with National Curriculum KS1 and KS2.

Book Title : Poison A Roald Dahl Short Story
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2012-09-13
Pages :
ISBN : 9781405911108
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Poison is a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale In Poison, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a man waits in paralysing fear for the venomous snake asleep on his stomach to awaken . . . Poison is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; a very unusual painting which proves to be more valuable than anyone, especially its owner, could ever have predicted; and others. 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale.' (Observer ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Richard E. Grant. 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.

Book Title : Bitch
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2012-11-09
Pages : 40
ISBN : 9781101618721
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"Dahl is too good a storyteller to become predictable." —The Daily Telegraph “Bitch” is the last story in Switch Bitch, a collection of four tales of seduction and suspense told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl. It features Dahl's notorious hedonist Oswald Hendryks Cornelius (or plain old Uncle Oswald), whose exploits are frequently as extraordinary as they are scandalous. In “Bitch” as well as in the other black comedies of Switch Bitch, Roald Dahl brilliantly captures the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex. 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 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.

Book Title : A Piece of Cake A Roald Dahl Short Story
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2012-09-13
Pages :
ISBN : 9781405911269
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A Piece of Cake is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In A Piece of Cake, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells the horrific story of a pilot whose plane crashes in the desert. A Piece of Cake is taken from the short story collection Over to You, which includes nine other dramatic and terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, and is drawn from Dahl's own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. 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.

Book Title : Nunc Dimittis A Roald Dahl Short Story
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2012-09-13
Pages :
ISBN : 9781405911146
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Nunc Dimittis is a short, sharp, thrilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Nunc Dimittis, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a dark story about the sinister side of human nature. Here, a slighted old man takes an elaborate and chilling revenge on his tormentor . . . Nunc Dimittis is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale' (Observer) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by the legendary Derek Jacobi. 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.