Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-09-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1405911034
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lamb to the Slaughter is a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Lamb to the Slaughter, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a twisted story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wife serves up a dish that utterly baffles the police . . . Lamb to the Slaughter is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the two men who make an unusual and chilling wager over the provenance of a bottle of wine; 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 Juliet Stevenson. 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.

Going Solo

Going Solo
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-02-02
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0141965339
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa. 'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction. 'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review 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.

Matilda

Matilda
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2003-03-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0141929456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams "So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone." Matilda is the world's most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents. Her father thinks she's a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She's the worst of all. She's a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. Despite these beastly grownups trying to push her down, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a magical mind. And she's had enough. So all the terrible adults had better watch out, because she's going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget! Now you can listen to MATILDA and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios!

Boy

Boy
Tales of Childhood

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2008-09-04
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0141903120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! BOY, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days, illustrated by Quentin Blake. As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's. You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off . . . Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true. You can listen to all of Roald Dahl's stories on Puffin Audiobooks, read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Edward the Conqueror (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Edward the Conqueror (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-09-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1405910984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edward the Conqueror is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In Edward the Conqueror, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a cat's curious behaviour comes between a husband and his wife . . . Edward the Conqueror is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. 'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Juliet Stevenson. 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.

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2008-09-04
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0141963468
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Billy's biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet-shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey living inside - they're the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company! Who needs ladders when you've got a giraffe? They become best friends and when they meet the richest man in all of England, there's a chance that Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true . . . Now you can listen to THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME (with ESIO TROT) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits. "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams

Innocence

Innocence
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-08-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781405933254
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories. What makes us innocent and how do we come to lose it? Featuring the autobiographical stories telling of Roald Dahl's boyhood and youth as well as four further tales of innocence betrayed, Dahl touches on the joys and horrors of growing up. Among other stories, you'll read about the wager that destroys a girl's faith in her father, the landlady who has plans for her unsuspecting young guest and the commuter who is horrified to discover that a fellow passenger once bullied him at school. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, Trickery, War and Fear.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Colour Edition)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Colour Edition)
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-09-13
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0141378557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in glorious full colour. Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world. And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television. Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory. But what mysterious secrets will they discover? Our tour is about to begin. Please don't wander off. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . . Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Madame Rosette (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Madame Rosette (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-09-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1405911271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Madame Rosette is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Madame Rosette, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of three fighter pilots who go in search of female company and get more than they bargained for - a lot more. Madame Rosette 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.

Boy and Going Solo

Boy and Going Solo
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-09-13
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 014137845X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? In BOY you'll find out why he and his friends took revenge on the beastly Mrs Pratchett who ran the sweet shop. He remembers what it was like taste-testing chocolate for Cadbury's and he even reveals how his nose was nearly sliced off. Then in GOING SOLO you'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Roald Dahl tells his story in his own words - and it's all TRUE. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's novels for children on Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour Edn)

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour Edn)
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-09-13
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0141378514
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The classic Roald Dahl story with fabulous full-colour illustrations by Quentin Blake. George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head. *WARNING: Do not try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous. Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits. "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams

Genesis and Catastrophe (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Genesis and Catastrophe (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-09-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1405910976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Genesis and Catastrophe is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In Genesis and Catastrophe, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a baby is born and his worried parents, who have lost children before, are concerned for his future . . . Genesis and Catastrophe is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. 'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Juliet Stevenson. 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.

Skin and Other Stories

Skin and Other Stories
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2001-09-27
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 014192893X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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HOW would you dispose of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? WHERE would you hide a diamond where no one else would think of looking? WHAT if you discovered the tattoo on your back was worth a million dollars? ELEVEN TALES FILLED WITH INTRIGUE AND SUSPENSE TO STARTLE AND SPELLBIND YOU.

Bitch (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Bitch (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-09-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1405911239
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bitch is a short, sharp, saucy story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Bitch, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a funny, fruity story about one of his favourite characters, adventurer and seducer Oswald Hendryks Cornelius. Here, Uncle Oswald gets involved with an aphrodisiac that drives men wild with passion . . . Bitch is taken from the short story collection Switch Bitch, which includes three other black comedies which capture the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex (including another Uncle Oswald story, The Visitor). 'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation.' (The Times ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Derek Jacobi and 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.

The Witches

The Witches
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007-08-16
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1101662972
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, The Witches is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself! Now a major motion picture!

My Dad Is Fantastic

My Dad Is Fantastic
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Puffin
  • Release : 2020-05-14
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9780241430217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A celebration of the most fantastic dads, who smile with their eyes, tell wondercrump stories and occasionally... whizzpop!

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007-08-16
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1101652985
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief—it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any fox—Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
An illustrated children's classic

by Peter Bently,Ian Fleming

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-09-17
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1444948229
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Join Jeremy and Jemima Potts on a madcap adventure in the world's most famous magical, flying car - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Dad started the engine. It made two loud sneezes - CHITTY! CHITTY! - and two small explosions - BANG! BANG! - and thundered into life! A stunningly illustrated picture-book retelling of Ian Fleming's timeless classic - a must for every child's bookshelf! Stunning illustrations throughout bring this classic tale to life for the youngest of fans. Retold by the much-loved children's author Peter Bently and beautifully illustrated by picture book star Steve Antony, the creator of Mr Panda.

Taste and Other Tales Book

Taste and Other Tales Book
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Longman
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9781405880190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary / British English (Available June 2008) In this collection of Roald Dahl's finest stories we meet some quite ordinary people who behave in extraordinary ways. There is a man who is sure he can hear plants scream and the wife who discovers a perfect way to get rid of her husband. And there's a woman who finds an unusual use for a leg of lamb...

The Twits (Colour Edition)

The Twits (Colour Edition)
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-09-13
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0141378522
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The classic Roald Dahl story with phizz-whizzing full-colour illustrations by Quentin Blake. Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage. But not for much longer, because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits, once and for all . . . Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.