Roald Dahl - Author

About the Author

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 “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

Featured books by Roald Dahl

Someone Like You

Someone Like You

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

A 2012 World Book Night selection. In Someone Like You, Roald Dahl's first collection of his world famous dark and sinister adult stories, a wife serves a dish that baffles the police; a harmless bet suddenly becomes anything but; a curious machine reveals a horrifying truth about plants; and, a man lies awake waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach. Through vendettas and desperate quests, bitter memories and sordid fantasies, Roald Dahl's stories portray the strange and unexpected, sending a shiver down the spine.

Other books by Roald Dahl

Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A BRAND-NEW EDITION, ILLUSTRATED BY QUENTIN BLAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME. Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that's exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast?

How Not To Be A Twit and Other Wisdom from Roald Dahl

How Not To Be A Twit and Other Wisdom from Roald Dahl

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

From advice on finding magic and thinking nice thoughts, to the importance of frequent whizzpopping, the writing of Roald Dahl is filled with wit and wisdom and advice for little people growing up - and big people growing down.

Roald Dahl Collection

Roald Dahl Collection

Author: Roald Dahl, Andrew Bennett, Jim Taylor, George Kulbacki Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2018

This is a collection of nine short stories by one of Britain's best-loved writers. This edition is part of a series of pre- and post-1914 works chosen especially for 14-18 year olds. The series features fiction, anthologies, poetry, plays and non-fiction.

Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf A Howling Hilarious Musical

Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf A Howling Hilarious Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Matthew White, Ana Sanderson, Paul Patterson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/08/2018

Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood, is an exciting addition to Roald Dahl series of musicals for schools. It joins the famously infamous Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs and the very smelly but loveable Jack and the Beanstalk in a glittering line up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood, is an exciting addition to A&C Black's Roald Dahl series of musicals for schools. It joins the famously infamous Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs and the very smelly but loveable Jack and the Beanstalk in a glittering line up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. The plot twists something like this: Mr Wolf thinks he's a match for Little Red Riding Hood and her three little piggie pals. He snatches a lead on her and gobbles up Grandma - but his hair raising antics will cost him his skin. And it's sweet Little Red Riding Hood herself who has the ace up her sleeve - or, to be frank - the pistol in her knickers. Schools can now buy a performance licence online on the music licenses section of the A&C Black music website. Another winner!

La girafe le pelican et moi

La girafe le pelican et moi

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2018

Roald Dahl's Opposites (Lift-the-Flap)

Roald Dahl's Opposites (Lift-the-Flap)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 14/06/2018

Learn your opposites with Roald Dahl's Opposites, from the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller (and with a little help from the Enormous Crocodile too...) Busy little hands can lift the flaps to discover the opposites with iconic illustrations of Dahl's much loved characters from the one and only, Quentin Blake. This sturdy board book is the perfect first baby book to introduce titchy toddlers to the world of Roald Dahl. And keep an eye out for Roald Dahl's 123!

Roald Dahl's 123 (Counting Board Book)

Roald Dahl's 123 (Counting Board Book)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Board book Release Date: 14/06/2018

*Learn to count with Roald Dahl, the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller!* Introduce titchy toddlers to the magical world of Dahl with this BRAND NEW board book Roald Dahl's 123, teaching the littlest readers how to count with the help of the Enormous Crocodile and his snappy jaws! With beautiful, bright, colourful illustrations from Quentin Blake, plus a lift the flap surprise at the end, this is the perfect first baby book for all budding Dahl fans. Keep an eye out for Roald Dahl's Opposites too!

Reekin Rhymes

Reekin Rhymes

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2018

Nae doot ye think ye ken this story. Ye dinnae. The real yin's faur mair gory. The phoney wan, the wan you ken, Wis cooked up auld lang syne and then Made tae soond aw saft and sappy Jist tae keep the bairnies happy. Mind ye, they got the first bit richt, The bit whaur in the deid o nicht, The Hackit Sisters, jewels and aw, Mairched swiftly tae the Palace Baw, While yon wee darlin Cinderellae Wis doon the cellar weet and smelly Whaur rats hauf-mad for things tae eat Began tae chaw on baith her feet... An enjoyable unputdownable scandalous retelling of traditional tales like Cinderella and Snow White made funnier and more gruesome in Matthew Fitt's hilariously honkin couplets in Scots. Roald Dahl took great delight in shocking and surprising his young readers and remains as popular as ever. This first ever translation of Revolting Rhymes into Scots is an exciting addition to the growing number of high quality books available to children and young people to read in the wonderfully rich and expressive Scots tongue.

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Whitbread Award Winner.

La potion magique de Georges Bouillon

La potion magique de Georges Bouillon

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2018

Going Solo The Centenary Collection

Going Solo The Centenary Collection

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

In 1918, the RAF was established as the world's first independent air force. To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation, Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection, a series of six classic books highlighting the skill, heroism esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century. 'They didn't think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton; and they were apparently astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body, lying in the sand near by.' 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, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction. The Centenary Collection: 1. The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary 2. Tumult in the Clouds by James Goodson 3. Going Solo by Roald Dahl 4. First Light by Geoffrey Wellum 5. Tornado Down by John Peters & John Nichol 6. Immediate Response by Mark Hammond

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Sticker Activity Book

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Sticker Activity Book

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Keeping busy hands active, this is the perfect activity book for all James and the Giant Peach fans! Travelling and need something to keep fidgety members of the family entertained? It's raining (again) and you're running out of indoor activities? Then this is the sticker book for you! Meet James, his fascinating creepy-crawly friends and their amazing GIANT PEACH in this action-packed sticker activity book! Use your stickers to explore their unbelievable hideout and head off on a fantastic adventure full of puzzles and activities. Let your imagination run wild!

The Enormous Crocodile (Book and CD)

The Enormous Crocodile (Book and CD)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/05/2018

The Enormous Crocodile's stomach is grumbling... but he has a dastardly plan for his lunch... The foul fiend, the greediest croc in the whole river is hunting through the jungle, the playground and the funfair looking for something juicy and delicious to snap up with his teeth. His sharp teeth that sparkle like knives in the sun... He's looking for SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU! Read along with the greedy grumptious brute with this AMAZING audio CD!

Deception Penguin Picks

Deception Penguin Picks

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Penguin Picks are stories you'll want to read again and again. Beautifully and stylishly designed by a modern artist, they are not only stories you'll keep coming back to but also books whose looks will never go out of fashion . . . From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories. 'VENGEANCE IS MINE INC. will undertake, on your behalf and in absolute confidence, to administer suitable punishment and in this regard we respectfully submit to you a choice of methods (together with prices) for your consideration' Enter the dark and deceiving world of Roald Dahl's stories for adults. Among ten tall tales of deception and cunning you'll read about how revenge is sweeter when carried out by someone else, how to get away with the perfect murder, the old man whose wagers end in a most disturbing payment and the card sharp so good at cheating his life takes a sudden turn. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Trickery, War, Innocence and Fear. -------- Popular Penguins perfectly designed

Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book

Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Enter the world of James and the Giant Peach, and head off on an incredible insect adventure. Now you can join James, The Centipede, The Earthworm and the rest of the gang in this bug-packed journey through the world of insects. Perfect to broaden inquisitive little minds, get your hands marvellously muddy and find out all the wacky and wondrous facts about your favourite creepy-crawlies! Based on Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, this phizz-whizzing activity book is packed with brilliant bugs and fun activities to try at home, like making your own ant farm and building your very own bug hotel. What were your children's favourite part of James's Giant Bug Book? Let us know in a review below!

Danny, the Champion of the World (colour edition)

Danny, the Champion of the World (colour edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2018

A phizzwhizzing new edition of Roald Dahl's classic story, in glorious full colour for the first time. Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had. All the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, a rich snob with a great glistening beery face and tiny piggy eyes. Nobody likes him, not one-little bit. So one day, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot that will give the old blue-faced baboon Victor Hazell the greatest shock of his life - so long as they don't get caught ...

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (colour edition)

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (colour edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator in glorious full colour for the very first time! WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory. They can see the whole world below them, but they're not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids - the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the universe. So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Only Charlie and Willy Wonka can stop the Knids from destroying everything!

The Witches (Colour Edition)

The Witches (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

THE WITCHES, Roald Dahl's most scary story for children, in a large format, full colour paperback edition. With Quentin Blake's brilliant line artwork in full colour, THE WITCHES is a must-have for children collecting all of the Roald Dahl in full-colour format including CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, FANTASTIC MR FOX, THE TWITS, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, ESIO TROT and THE MAGIC FINGER.

Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A BRAND-NEW EDITION, ILLUSTRATED BY QUENTIN BLAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME. Pre-order now to complete your collection in time for Roald Dahl Day, September 2017. Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that's exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast? From Matilda to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, the collaboration between Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake has captured millions of children's imaginations for nearly forty years. Billy and the Minpins, this new interpretation of Roald Dahl's very last story (originally published in 1991), is just as magical.

Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl, read by Bill Bailey. Billys mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, thats exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast?

War

War

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . In war, are we at our heroic best or our cowardly worst? Featuring the autobiographical stories from Roald Dahl's time as a fighter pilot in the Second World War as well as seven other tales of conflict and strife, Dahl reveals the human side of our most inhumane activity. Among other stories, you'll read about the pilot shot down in the Libyan desert, the fighter plane that vanishes inside a mysterious thick white cloud and the soldier who returns from war but has been shockingly changed by his experiences. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahl's short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, Trickery, Innocence and Fear.

Innocence

Innocence

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . 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. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahl's short stories. 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.

Fear

Fear

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. Discover a collection of deliciously dark ghost stories for adults, picked by Dahl himself . . . Do you enjoy being scared? Featuring fourteen classic spine-chilling stories chosen by Roald Dahl, these terrible tales of ghostly goings-on will have you shivering with fear as you turn the pages. They include such timeless and haunting stories as Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahl's short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions featuring his own stories: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, Trickery, Innocence and War.

Trickery

Trickery

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these ten tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others - and, sometimes, even ourselves. Here, among others, you'll read of the married couple and the parting gift which rocks their marriage, the light fingered hitch-hiker and the grateful motorist, and discover why the serious poacher keeps a few sleeping pills in his arsenal. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahl's short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, War, Innocence and Fear.

Fear

Fear

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Fear collected by Roald Dahl, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Kevin Eldon, Tom Felton and Rory Kinnear. An audio collection of deliciously dark ghost stories for adults, picked by Roald Dahl himself . . . Do you enjoy being scared? Featuring fourteen classic spine-chilling stories chosen by Roald Dahl, these terrible tales of ghostly goings-on will have you shivering with fear as you turn the pages. They include such timeless and haunting stories as Sheridan Le Fanus The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Whartons Afterward, Cynthia Asquiths The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgolds The Telephone. The tales feature extraordinary works of art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the same masterful approach as Dahls domestically dark short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions featuring his own stories: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, Trickery, Innocence and War.

War

War

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of War by Roald Dahl, read by Dan Stevens, Cillian Murphy, Sophie Okonedo, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Stephen Mangan. Theres a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected audiobook of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . In war, are we at our heroic best or our cowardly worst? Featuring the autobiographical stories from Roald Dahls time as a fighter pilot in the Second World War as well as seven other tales of conflict and strife, Dahl reveals the human side of our most inhumane activity. Among other stories, youll read about the pilot shot down in the Libyan desert, the fighter plane that vanishes inside a mysterious thick white cloud and the soldier who returns from war but has been shockingly changed by his experiences. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahls short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, Trickery, Innocence and Fear.

Innocence

Innocence

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Innocence by Roald Dahl, read by Dan Stevens, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths, Tasmin Greig and Andrew Scott. Theres a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected audiobook of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . What makes us innocent and how do we come to lose it? Featuring the autobiographical stories telling of Roald Dahls 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, youll read about the wager that destroys a girls 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.

Trickery

Trickery

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Trickery by Roald Dahl, read by Kevin Eldon, Stephen Mangan, Cilian Murphy, Derek Jacobi, Richard E. Grant, Stephanie Beacham, Jessica Hynes, Andrew Scott and Tom Felton. Theres a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected audiobook of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these ten tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others - and, sometimes, even ourselves. Here, among others, youll read of the married couple and the parting gift which rocks their marriage, the light fingered hitch-hiker and the grateful motorist, and discover why the serious poacher keeps a few sleeping pills in his arsenal. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahls short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, War, Innocence and Fear.

The Witches The Plays

The Witches The Plays

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl adapted for school plays. Dare you take on the role of the Grand High Witch? Children will have a splendiferous time - and their friends won't believe their gogglers! Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide booksales are over 100 million!

Danny the Champion of the World The Plays

Danny the Champion of the World The Plays

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD by Roald Dahl - brilliantly adapted into a stage play for children to perform in schools. Could you be Danny, or his dad, or even red-faced Mr Victor Hazell? Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Now you can join in their daring and devilish plots with these fun-to-perform plays adapted by David Wood. David Wood is very well known in children's theatre (most recently for Goodnight Mister Tom). Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide book sales are over 100 million!

Fantastic Mr Fox The Play

Fantastic Mr Fox The Play

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

FANTASTIC MR FOX by Roald Dahl - a short dramatization by Sally Reid - perfect for schools - of Dahl's immensely popular story for younger readers in which clever Mr Fox outwits the three nasty farmers: Boggis. Bunce and Bean. An excellent adaptation by Sally Reid, with staging advice on props, lighting and scenery at the end of the book. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide booksales are over 100 million!

The BFG The Plays

The BFG The Plays

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Everybody loves the BFG. Now children can bring him to life! Children will have a phizzwizardly good time - and their friends won't believe their gogglers! David Wood has created seven short plays to read and perform. With notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be produced with the minimum of experience and resources. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide booksales are over 100 million!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Play

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Play

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Roald Dahl's much-loved story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about how Charlie Bucket wins a ticket to visit Willy Wonka's amazing chocolate factory is turned into a play for children to act. With tips about scenery, props and lighting, the play is easy to stage and there are lots of parts for everyone. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, died in 1990 but his books continue to be bestsellers. Richard George was an elementary school teacher in New York when he wrote this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's bestselling story - and Roald Dahl himself recommended that it should be published.

The Twits The Plays

The Twits The Plays

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Which one of your classmates is most like horrible Mr Twit by Roald Dahl? Children will have a splendiferous time - and their friends won't believe their gogglers! Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide booksales are over 100 million!

James and the Giant Peach The Play

James and the Giant Peach The Play

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Join James as he escapes from his horrible aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures. This dramatization of Roald Dahl's hugely popular book can be staged in school, acted out at home or simply read together by a group of friends. With suggestions for staging, props and lighting. Roald Dahl died in 1990 but his books continue to be worldwide bestsellers. Richard George was an American elementary school teacher when he adapted James and the Giant Peach as a school play. Roald Dahl loved it and wrote an introduction.

The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories

The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

CAN a machine really do the job of a writer? HOW would you take exact revenge on a cruel tabloid journalist? WHY does no one emerge from the house of an eccentric landlady? THIRTEEN UNEXPECTED TALES WITH SHOCKING AND UNSETTLING TWISTS AT EVERY TURN.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

WHAT if you stumbled upon a boy who could talk to animals? WHY is a hitchhiker both a saviour and a threat? HOW can a man see without using his eyes? SEVEN EXTRAORDINARY TALES OF MAGIC, MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE.

Skin and Other Stories

Skin and Other Stories

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

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. ROALD DAHL: THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/05/2017

Roald Dahl - the grand master of the short story - turns his pen to anything, twisting everyday life into powerful, and sometimes terrifying fantasies. Seven superb stories, full of Roald Dahl's usual magic, mystery and suspense: meet the boy who can talk to animals, the man who can see with his eyes closed, and find out about the treasure, buried deep underground on Thistley Green. 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale' - The Times These bizarre and unexpected tales will appeal to older readers who like the darker side of Dahl. Teens will also enjoy Skin and The Great Automatic Grammatizator, short stories also by Roald Dahl.

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour book and CD)

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour book and CD)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 23/02/2017

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. Read the story and listen to the phizz-whizzing audio CD!

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

FREE Wondercrump DOOR HANGER Inside! A brand new phizz-whizzing edition of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine. 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. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams

Boy & Going Solo BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas

Boy & Going Solo BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/11/2016

Two new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Roald Dahl's gripping autobiographical stories. These two compelling adaptations, based on Roald Dahl's real-life tales of his of his boyhood and youthful overseas adventures, celebrate his remarkable life and commemorate his genius. Boy Dahl's childhood was one of excitement, wonder, terror and sadness. From his fascination with the local sweetshop to the Great Mouse Plot, the horrors of boarding school, the obnoxious Boazers and his time as a chocolate taster for Cadbury's, we hear of the extraordinary events that shaped him and inspired his bestselling books. Going Solo - Setting sail for Africa on the SS Montola, aged 22, Dahl is plunged into an unfamiliar world of eccentric colonial characters. In Tanzania he enjoys life on the savannah, encountering lions and deadly mambas - but when World War II breaks out, and he must round up the Germans in Dar es Salaam, he experiences the brutality of war. As he leaves the bush behind and takes to the skies as an RAF pilot, many thrilling adventures and dangerous missions will ensue before he finally makes his way back home...Starring Patrick Malahide as the voice of Dahl, these colourful dramatisations will carry you away into worlds every bit as amazing, strange and memorable as the ones in his acclaimed fiction. Duration: 3 hours approx.

Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection

Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/11/2016

Six Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny the Champion of the World, George's Marvellous Medicine, The BFG and The Twits. Complete with fun and fascinating extra material offering a sneak peek into the wonderful world of Dahl, this is a collection to treasure forever.

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/11/2016

Roald Dahl's irreverent and hilarious collection, Revolting Rhymes. Read along and listen! This book is filled with revolting rhymes. (Be warned: It's no ordinary Once upon a time). There's poor Cindy whose heart was torn to shreds, because her Prince, he chops off heads! Snow White's dwarfs although awfully nice, are guilty of one shocking vice . . . And what becomes of Goldilocks, that nasty thieving little louse, when she goes sneaking around the three bear's house . . . Animated film for BBC1 based on the Revolting Rhymes by Magic Light Pictures, producers of the Oscar nominated The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom, scheduled for Christmas 2016, Roald Dahl's centenary year. Listen to REVOLTING RHYMES 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! 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.

Boy & Going Solo

Boy & Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2016

Two new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Roald Dahl's gripping autobiographical stories. These two compelling adaptations, based on Roald Dahl's real-life tales of his of his boyhood and youthful overseas adventures, celebrate his remarkable life and commemorate his genius. Boy Dahl's childhood was one of excitement, wonder, terror and sadness. From his fascination with the local sweetshop to the Great Mouse Plot, the horrors of boarding school, the obnoxious Boazers and his time as a chocolate taster for Cadbury's, we hear of the extraordinary events that shaped him and inspired his bestselling books.Going Solo Setting sail for Africa on the SS Montola, aged 22, Dahl is plunged into an unfamiliar world of eccentric colonial characters. In Tanzania he enjoys life on the savannah, encountering lions and deadly mambas - but when World War II breaks out, and he must round up the Germans in Dar es Salaam, he experiences the brutality of war. As he leaves the bush behind and takes to the skies as an RAF pilot, many thrilling adventures and dangerous missions will ensue before he finally makes his way back home... Starring Patrick Malahide as the voice of Dahl, these colourful dramatisations will carry you away into worlds every bit as amazing, strange and memorable as the ones in his acclaimed fiction. Duration: 3 hours approx

Esio Trot (Colour Edition)

Esio Trot (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2016

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl - the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller. High up in a tall building lives Mr Hoppy all alone. Downstairs lives Mrs Silver. Mr Hoppy loves her. And Mrs Silver loves her tortoise, Alfie. Oh, if only Mr Hoppy could perform some great feat that would make him a hero in her eyes! Then one day his mind goes click and an amazing idea rushes into his head. With the help of a magical spell, some cabbage leaves and one hundred and forty tortoises, can shy Mr Hoppy win Mrs Silver's heart? And now you can listen to ESIO TROT ( with THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME) 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.

Matilda (Colour Edition)

Matilda (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2016

Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now in a stunning large paperback format with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour. Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget. Matilda is also a phenomenally successful, award-winning London stage musical, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams 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! 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.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2016

James and the Giant Peach (Colour Edition)

James and the Giant Peach (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2016

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl in magnificent full colour. James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out . . Listen to JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH 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! 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. A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Colour Edition)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2016

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 . . . Listen to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 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! 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.

Chairlie and the Chocolate Works Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Scots

Chairlie and the Chocolate Works Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Scots

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2016

Weelcome, ma freends! Weelcome tae ma chocolate works! When Mr Wullie Wonka invites five bairns ben intae his warld-famous chocolate factory, some o them turn oot tae be spoilt wee bampots. For Chairlie Baffie, the tour o Wonka's chocolate works is the adventure o a lifetime. Has Violet Boakregarde bitten aff mair than she can chaw? Will Mike Teeveeheid finally end up on TV? Will Chairlie go UP AND OOT in Wullie Wonka's Muckle Gless Lift? Find oot in Matthew Fitt's gallus new Scots translation o Roald Dahl's classic story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Roald Dahl 100 Phizz-Whizzing Postcards

Roald Dahl 100 Phizz-Whizzing Postcards

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2016

Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this little box - tremendous postcards are inside. From Golden Tickets and giant peaches to thank you, good-luck and congratulations cards, it's filled with MAGIC. Fizzing with the iconic illustrations of Quentin Blake, greetings for every occasion, and quotes and covers from your favourite stories. All you need to do is add your own WHOPPSY-WHIFFLING words.

Roald Dahl Reads Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories

Roald Dahl Reads Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2016

Roald Dahl's wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world's number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Abridged) Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! James and the Giant Peach (Abridged) A little magic can take you a long way Fantastic Mr. Fox (Unabridged) Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! The Enormous Crocodile (Unabridged) This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls The Magic Finger (Unabridged) Horrible neighbors learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic!

The Roald Dahl Centenary Boxed Set

The Roald Dahl Centenary Boxed Set

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2016

The top ten bestselling and best-loved Roald Dahl stories of all time, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny, the Champion of the World, Fantastic Mr Fox, George's Marvellous Medicine, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits and The Witches in beautiful hardback with foiled dust-jackets, and presented in a stunning giftbox.

The BFG

The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of THE BFG, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them? Let's hope so - otherwise the next child a gruesome giant guzzles could be YOU. Now you can listen to THE BFG and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including KatelWinslet, 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.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of Matilda, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget. A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams 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! 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.

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of THE WITCHES, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl is the story of a detestable breed of Witches. BEWARE. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look like ordinary women. But they are not ordinary. They are always plotting and scheming with murderous, bloodthirsty thoughts - and they hate children. The Grand High Witch hates children most of all and plans to make every single one of YOU disappear. Only one boy and his grandmother can stop her, but if their plan fails the Grand High Witch will frizzle them like fritters, and then what . . . ? Now you can listen to THE WITCHES 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.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory. They can see the whole world below them, but they're not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids - the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the universe. So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Only Charlie and Willy Wonka can stop the Knids from destroying everything! Listen to CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR 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! 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.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of James and the Giant Peach, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out . . A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams Now you can listen to James and the Giant Peach 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! 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

George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of George's Marvellous Medicine, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams 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. Now you can listen to GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE 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.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. 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 . . .

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of Danny the Champion of the World, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had. All the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, a rich snob with a great glistening beery face and tiny piggy eyes. Nobody likes him, not one-little bit. So one day, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot that will give the old blue-faced baboon Victor Hazell the greatest shock of his life - so long as they don't get caught ... Now you can listen to DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD 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.

The Twits

The Twits

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of THE TWITS, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. 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 . . . And now you can listen to THE TWITS 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! 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.

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2016

I bet you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's much more gory. From Cinderella and Goldilocks to Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, wicked beasts, brazen crooks and a ghastly giant star in these hilarious nursery rhymes with BITE!

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A splendiferous new hardback of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour cases, and exquisite endpaper designs. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Bold and exciting and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. Boggis, Bunce and Bean are the meanest three farmers you could meet. They are determined to get Mr Fox - but he has other plans! Listen to FANTASTIC MR FOX 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! 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.

Roald Dahl Reads Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories

Roald Dahl Reads Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2016

Roald Dahls wickedly funny novels have turned him into the worlds number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(Abridged) Willy Wonkas famous chocolate factory is opening at last! James and the Giant Peach (Abridged) A little magic can take you a long way Fantastic Mr. Fox (Unabridged) Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! The Enormous Crocodile (Unabridged) This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls The Magic Finger (Unabridged) Horrible neighbors learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic!

Roald Dahl Scribble Book

Roald Dahl Scribble Book

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Draw your own Chocolate Factory! Design a fantastic home for Mr Fox! Dream some dreams! Write, draw and imagine your way through this fun collection of creative activities, all inspired by the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.

Madness

Madness

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . 'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these ten unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity. Among other stories, you'll meet the husband with a jealous fixation on the family cat, the landlady who wants her guests to stay forever, the man whose taste for pork leads him astray and the wife with a pathological fear of being late. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Cruelty, Lust, Deception, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.

Lust

Lust

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . We fall not in love but in lust . . . Lust, in all its myriad forms, consumes us. What won't we do to achieve our heart's desire? In these ten tales of twisted love master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how our darkest impulses reveal who we really are. Here you'll read a story concerning wife swapping with a sting in its tail, hear of the aphrodisiac that drives men into a frenzy, discover the last act in a tale of jilted first love and discover the naked truth of art, among others. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Cruelty, Madness, Deception, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.

Deception

Deception

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

THE PERFECT GIFT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . 'The cruelest lies are often told in silence . . .' Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these ten tales of deception master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves. Here, among many others, you'll read about how to get away with the perfect murder, the old man whose wagers end in a most disturbing payment, how revenge is sweeter when it is carried out by someone else and the card sharp so good at cheating he does something surprising with his life. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.

Cruelty

Cruelty

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . 'Cruelty has a human heart . . .' Even when we mean to be kind we can sometimes be cruel. We each have a streak of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer. Among others, you'll read the story of two young bullies and the boy they torment, the adulterous wife who uncovers her husband's secret, the man with a painting tattooed on his back whose value he doesn't appreciate and the butler and chef who run rings around their obnoxious employer. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Deception, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.

Pastai Odl

Pastai Odl

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2016

Roald Dahl - Casgliad Mawr (14)

Roald Dahl - Casgliad Mawr (14)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2016

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Roald Dahl's irreverent and hilarious collection, Revolting Rhymes. This book is filled with revolting rhymes. (Be warned: It's no ordinary Once upon a time). There's poor Cindy whose heart was torn to shreds, because her Prince, he chops off heads! Snow White's dwarfs although awfully nice, are guilty of one shocking vice . . . And what becomes of Goldilocks, that nasty thieving little louse, when she goes sneaking around the three bear's house . . . Listen to REVOLTING RHYMES 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! 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.

The Twits (Colour Edition)

The Twits (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! 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 . . . Listen to THE TWITS 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! 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.

Dirty Beasts

Dirty Beasts

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Dirty Beasts is a collection of hilarious animal rhymes from the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding. A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with all Dahl's usual gusto and illustrated in suitably lurid style by Quentin Blake. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. Listen to DIRTY BEASTS (with REVOLTING RHYMES) 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! 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. Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books!

The BFG (Colour Edition)

The BFG (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.' On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them?

The GFG The Guid Freendly Giant (the BFG in Scots)

The GFG The Guid Freendly Giant (the BFG in Scots)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

To celebrate the Roald Dahl centenary, we've translated one of Dahl's best-loved books into Scots for the very first time. And with the Spielberg movie also coming out this summer, this addition to Dahl Scots will be hugely popular, taking a new look at ahugely popular modern classic. Ae nicht, as the ither bairns sleep, Sophie is wheeched fae her bed in the orphanage by the muckle haund o a giant. Lucky for her, it belangs tae the Guid Freendly Giant. The GFG disna eat wee lassies. He jist eats foosty feechcumbers and drinks fuzzleglog. But there are ither giants that are no sae freendly and that snashter up slaversome human beans for their tea. Can Sophie an her new freend the GFG think on a sleekit ploy tae stap the likes o the Bluidsqueesher, the Girslegorbler, the Slaistermaister, an their hail ugsome clan?

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2016

Now a musical! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Le doigt magique

Le doigt magique

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

James et la grosse peche

James et la grosse peche

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

L'enorme crocodile

L'enorme crocodile

Author: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/06/2016

The BFG (Colour Edition & CD)

The BFG (Colour Edition & CD)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

This delightful edition of The BFG, by Roald Dahl is illustrated in full colour by Quentin Blake and accompanied by the Puffin Audiobooks CD read by author and comedian, David Walliams. The audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them? Let's hope so - otherwise the next child a gruesome giant guzzles could be YOU. Listen to THE BFG and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet and Steven Fry. 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.

Roald Dahl: Whizzpopping Joke Book

Roald Dahl: Whizzpopping Joke Book

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Roald Dahl's Whizzpopping Joke Book is a collection of hundreds of great jokes would make even the Trunchbull laugh! Inspired by Roald Dahl's wonderful world, these gigglesome gags are guaranteed to raise a chuckle from human beans young and old.

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour Edn)

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour Edn)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! 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. Listen to GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE 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! 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

Fantastic Mr Fox (Colour Edn)

Fantastic Mr Fox (Colour Edn)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Fantastic Mr Fox - the legendary tale of the most cunning fox in the world. Boggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat. Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper. Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider. Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms. Now the farmers have hatched a plan to BANG-BANG-BANG shoot Mr Fox dead. But, just when they think Mr Fox can't possibly escape, he makes a fantastic plan of his own . . . Listen to FANTASTIC MR FOX 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.

The Magic Finger (Colour Edition)

The Magic Finger (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting. Now it's made her so angry she's PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL. And very strange things have begun to happen . . . Listen to THE MAGIC FINGER and other Roald Dahl 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! 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.

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Colour Edition)

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me is a classic Roald Dahl story. 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 Cleaners! Who needs ladders when you've got a giraffe? They become best friends and when they meet the richest man in all England, there's a chance Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true . . . Listen to THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME 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! 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.

The BFG

The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY STEVEN SPIELBERG, starring Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance as THE BFG! On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country: fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Sophie decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her! With a new foreword by Lucy Dahl and exclusive fun activities inside, including: BFG Draw-along with Quentin Blake, BFG Quiz and much more! Listen to THE BFG and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Katel Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios!

The Enormous Crocodile (Colour Edition)

The Enormous Crocodile (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy grumptious brute guzzle up? Beware - he's looking for someone . . . someone who looks a lot like YOU! 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! an HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits. Listen to THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE 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!

Cerddi Ffiaidd

Cerddi Ffiaidd

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Penillion Ach-A-Fi

Penillion Ach-A-Fi

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Rhyme Stew

Rhyme Stew

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2016

RHYME STEW by Roald Dahl is a collection of raucous rhymes for older children featuring characters from fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes - as you've never seen them before! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and Aladdin, these traditional stories will never seem the same again once you have had a taste of Roald Dahl's hilarious verse and Quentin Blake's suitably lively illustrations. Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding, this is an inventive and irreverant collection for older children and adults alike, which bubbles over with Roald Dahl's extraordinary humour and imagination. 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 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.

Songs and Verse

Songs and Verse

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2016

Think of your favourite Roald Dahl moment and surely a song or verse cannot be far away... SONGS AND VERSE has seven sections bursting with rhymes about monsters, magical creatures, gruesome children, ghastly adults as well as a few unusual surprises. From the strange and scrumptious dishes enjoyed by James's Centipede to George and his marvellous medicine, and from greedy Augustus Gloop to the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me there are many classics here together with some previously unpublished treats. With a foreword and opening illustrations by Quentin Blake, and illustrations throughout from other award-winning artists such as Babette Cole, Lauren Child, Chris Riddell, Alel Scheffler and Tony Ross, you will find a touch of magic on every page.

The Roald Dahl Treasury

The Roald Dahl Treasury

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2016

The Roald Dahl Treasury is a delightful collection by and about the World's Number One Storyteller. Four exciting sections - ANIMALS; MAGIC; FAMILY, FRIENDS AND HEROES; and MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE - introduce some of Roald Dahl's most popular characters, from the Enormous Crocodile to the Twits, from the Witches to the BFG, from James to Matilda. Throughout this book, you can delve into stories, poems, memoirs and letters galore all wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake as well as other well-known artists, including Raymond Briggs, Babette Cole, Posy Simmonds and Ralph Steadman. This book is the perfect gift for Roald Dahl fans and for all those yet to discover his magic.

Boy Tales of Childhood

Boy Tales of Childhood

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography Boy, read by Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey. Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks present a phizz-whizzing reading of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, read by Derek Jacobi. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. George Kranky is eight-years-old and wondering what sort of mischief he might get into. George's Grandma is a grizzly old grouch and George wants to teach her a lesson . . . And when Grandma's finished drinking George's marvellous medicine, she'll really have something to grumble about. Listen to GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE 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! 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.

The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Stephen Fry reads this enhanced audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. The Enormous Crocodile is a greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little girls and boys. But the other animals have a scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all! Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, director and writer. Television work includes A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder and the host of QI. On film, he played Oscar Wilde, and appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Hobbit. His voice work includes narrating the Harry Potter books. Listen to THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE 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! 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.

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me & Esio Trot

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me & Esio Trot

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Two classic Roald Dahl stories brought to life as audiobook readings by House star Hugh Laurie, and Sir Quentin Blake. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, read by Hugh Laurie Billy dreams of turning a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet-shop. But a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey already live inside! Soon they are friends, and when they meet the richest man in England, Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true . . . Esio Trot, read by Quentin Blake Mr Hoppy loves Mrs Silver. Mrs Silver loves Alfie the tortoise. Sometimes Mr Hoppy wishes he could become a tortoise. Until one day he finds a way to win Mrs Silver's heart, with the help of some magic, and some cabbage . . .

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents a brand new recording of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, to be read by Green Wing actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. The audiobooks features original music and '3D' sound design by Pinewood film studios. James Henry Trotter's parents have been eaten by a rhinoceros, so now he lives with his two repulsive aunts. One hot day something peculiar happens and an enormous peach grows in their garden. Soon James and the Giant Peach are rolling away from his horrible aunts, towards a most marvellous and wonderful place . . . Listen to JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH 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! 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.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's Matilda, read by Kate Winslet. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve . . . Kate Winslet's award-winning and varied career has included standout roles in Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Revolutionary Road and The Reader, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also a highly acclaimed voice artist, she received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Listen to the Storyteller. Listen to 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! 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.

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's classic Danny the Champion of the World, read with warmth by the actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had - but Danny's dad has a very big secret. This secret leads them both into the strangest adventure of their lives, and a daring plot that makes Danny the champion of the world. Peter Serafinowicz is an award-winning English actor, writer, voice-artist, comedian and director. He has appeared in films such as Shaun of the Dead and Couples Retreat. As a voice artist his roles have ranged from Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace to Driver Dan in the CBeebies programme StoryTrain. Listen to DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD 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! 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.

The Twits

The Twits

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents a marvellous new reading of Roald Dahl's The Twits read by IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade. The audiobook features original music. 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. They've kept Muggle-Wump monkeys caged in the garden for far too long, and now the monkeys want to take their revenge . . . Listen to THE TWITS 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! 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.

More About Boy Tales of Childhood

More About Boy Tales of Childhood

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

MORE ABOUT BOYcontains 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. 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 car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off . . Now you can discover even more about Roald Dahl's childhood, including some secrets he left out. Some are painful, some are funny, but all of them are TRUE. Listen to 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! 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.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, read by the actor Douglas Hodge. This audiobook features original music. Charlie Bucket desperately wants to eat more than cabbage soup every day. But even more than that, he longs to see Wonka's enormous chocolate factory! Now Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, has hidden golden tickets inside his delicious creamy chocolate bars. Only five winners can go through those great iron gates; will one of them be Charlie? Douglas Hodge is a multi-award-winning English actor, with Olivier and Tony awards for his performance in La Cage aux Folles, and nominations for his leading roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Guys and Dolls and Inadmissible Evidence. In 2013 he played the role of Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes' musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents a brand new recording of Roald Dahl's classic The Witches, read by actress Miranda Richardson. This audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. The Witches have a motto: One child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. The Grand High Witch of All the World is the scariest of the lot, but one boy and the grandmother he adores have a plan to get rid of the witches for good. Listen to THE WITCHES 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! 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.

The BFG

The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's The BFG, read by actor, writer, and Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majester, the Queen. David Walliams is a multi-award winning British comedian, actor and writer, best known for the comedy series Little Britain; but his acting work includes plays, dramas and films. He is also the author of five hugely successful children's books, including two illustrated by Quentin Blake - Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator.

Going Solo

Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Penguin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's Going Solo, read by Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens. The second part of Roald Dahl's remarkable life story, following on from Boy. When he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Africa - and a series of dangerous adventures began. From tales of plane crashes to surviving snake bites, this is Roald Dahl's extraordinary life before becoming the world's number one storyteller.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, read by the actor Douglas Hodge. This audiobook features original music. Charlie Bucket and his family are rushing around the Earth at seventeen-thousand miles an hour in a great glass elevator. It belongs to the fantastic Mr Willy Wonka, and the adventure becomes even greater upon discovering they're not the only ones orbiting the Earth at that particular time . . . Douglas Hodge is a multi-award-winning English actor, with Olivier and Tony awards for his performance in La Cage aux Folles, and nominations for his leading roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Guys and Dolls and Inadmissible Evidence. In 2013 he is playing the role of Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes' musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Listen to 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! 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.

The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy grumptious brute guzzle up? Beware - he's looking for someone . . . someone who looks a lot like YOU! Listen to THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE 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! 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.

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents a marvellous new celebrity reading of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. Mr Fox steals food from the horrible farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean - one fat, one short, one lean. These three crooks concoct a plan to dig Mr Fox out of his home, but they don't realise how truly fantastic Mr Fox is, or how far he'll go to save his family . . . Listen to 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! 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.

Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

Puffin Audiobooks presents two volumes of beastly poetry by Roald Dahl, complete and unabridged and raucously read by Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan, and Tamsin Greig. The audiobook contains original music. In Revolting Rhymes, you can think again if you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales. Here are six of the best known retold, with more than a twist or two, by the master of the comic and the blood-curdling. In Dirty Beasts we meet a ghastly menagerie of wonderfully comic animals that can only have been invented by Roald Dahl. There is the toad that jumps to France - at his own peril; the pig who ponders the meaning of life; the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick; and many more. Snigger, titter and laugh at their antics in this collection of irreverent and absurdly comic verse! Listen to 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! 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.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

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 wear 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 Tales of Childhood

Boy Tales of Childhood

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

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.

The BFG

The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them? Let's hope so - otherwise the next child a gruesome giant guzzles could be YOU. 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.

Going Solo

Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! As a young man, Roald Dahl's adventures took him from London to East Africa, until the Second World War began and he became a RAF pilot. You'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with deadly green mambas and hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Going Solo is exciting, enthralling and just like its prequel Boy - it's all TRUE.. Illustrated with photographs and original letters. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's stories on audio, 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.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory. They can see the whole world below them, but they're not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids - the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the universe. So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Only Charlie and Willy Wonka can stop the Knids from destroying everything! Listen to CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR 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! 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.

Boy and Going Solo

Boy and Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding. 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

George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Roald Dahl is the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller- the perfect author for every young reader's library! 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. Now you can listen to GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE 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.

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl is the story of a detestable breed of Witches. BEWARE. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look like ordinary women. But they are not ordinary. They are always plotting and scheming with murderous, bloodthirsty thoughts - and they hate children. The Grand High Witch hates children most of all and plans to make every single one of YOU disappear. Only one boy and his grandmother can stop her, but if their plan fails the Grand High Witch will frizzle them like fritters, and then what . . . ? Now you can listen to THE WITCHES 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.

The Twits

The Twits

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

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 . . .

The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka

The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator together in a single bumper volume with phizz-whizzing new Roald Dahl branding! In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Mr Willy Wonka opened the gates of his amazing factory to Charlie Bucket, our hero, and four repulsive children. They are Augustus Gloop (greedy), Veruca Salt (spoiled), Violet Beauregard (gum-chewer) and Mike Teavee (TV addict). Next, in CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR, Charlie and his family find themselves orbiting the Earth with Mr Willy Wonka. WHOOSH! So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Pay attention please. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . . And now you can listen to CHARLIE 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! 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.

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had. All the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, a rich snob with a great glistening beery face and tiny piggy eyes. Nobody likes him, not one-little bit. So one day, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot that will give the old blue-faced baboon Victor Hazell the greatest shock of his life - so long as they don't get caught ... Now you can listen to DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD 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.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! 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 . . . 'The ultimate children's story ever' - David Walliams Now you can listen to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 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! 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.

Esio Trot

Esio Trot

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! This is the wonderful and warm-hearted Roald Dahl classic, Esio Trot. Mr Hoppy really loves his neighbour Mrs Silver, and Mrs Silver really loves her tortoise, Alfie. One day Mrs Silver asks Mr Hoppy how to make Alfie grow, and suddenly Mr Hoppy knows the way to win her heart. With the help of a magical spell and some cabbage leaves, can Mr Hoppy be happy at last? 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams And now you can listen to ESIO TROT ( with THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME) 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.

The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting. Now it's made her so angry she's PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL. And very strange things have begun to happen . . . And now you can listen to THE MAGIC FINGER (with THE MINPINS) 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! 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.

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

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

Roald Dahl Audio Collection

Roald Dahl Audio Collection

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' –The New York TimesRoald Dahl's wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world's number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself.   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Abridged) Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!   James and the Giant Peach (Abridged) A little magic can take you a long way   Fantastic Mr. Fox (Unabridged) Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!   The Enormous Crocodile (Unabridged) This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls   The Magic Finger (Unabridged) Horrible neighbors learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic!From the Compact Disc edition.

Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2015

Penguin presents Roald Dahls The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, read by Andrew Scott. Roald Dahl turns his pen to anything, twisting everyday life into powerful, and sometimes terrifying fantasies. Seven superb stories, full of Roald Dahls usual magic, mystery and suspense: meet the boy who can talk to animals, the man who can see with his eyes closed, and find out about the treasure, buried deep underground on Thistley Green.

The Twits

The Twits

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

A brilliant new hardback edition of Roald Dahl's The Twits with a hairy beard cover! Touch-and-feel Mr Twit's straggly old beard and even stick bits of food in it to make it even more disgusting...! The Twits are possibly the nastiest and most disgusting of all Roald Dahl's characters. They smell because they never wash, they fight because they play tricks on each other, AND they hate children. But worst of all, they keep monkeys in their back garden. In cages. It's time for the monkeys to get their revenge on these two most revolting creatures . . . The Twits is the most-read book in primary schools and you can also listen to THE TWITS 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 bestseller, TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

The Twits

The Twits

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/05/2015

Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve! A full colour edition of the hilarious bestselling Roald Dahl story, plus a fantastic audio reading by Richard Ayoade, star of The IT Crowd.

Level 4: The Twits

Level 4: The Twits

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2014

Penguin presents Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl, complete and unabridged and raucously read by Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan, and Tamsin Greig. This audiobook also contains original music. You can think again if you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales. Here are six of the best known retold, with more than a twist or two, by the master of the comic and the blood-curdling.

Dirty Beasts

Dirty Beasts

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2014

Penguin presents Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl, complete and unabridged and raucously read by Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan, and Tamsin Greig. The audiobook contains original music. In Dirty Beasts we meet a ghastly menagerie of wonderfully comic animals that can only have been invented by Roald Dahl. There is the toad that jumps to France - at his own peril; the pig who ponders the meaning of life; the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick; and many more. Snigger, titter and laugh at their antics in this collection of irreverent and absurdly comic verse!

Minpins

Minpins

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2014

Penguin presents The Minpins read by Bill Bailey Little Billy doesnt really believe there are monsters in the wood, but the red-hot smoke-belching gruncher is real enough, and so are the tiny minpins, whose miniature world is in danger.

Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Colour Edition)

Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2014

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, a classic Roald Dahl story, brought to life in an audiobook reading by House star Hugh Laurie. Billy dreams of turning a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet-shop. But a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey already live inside! Soon they are friends, and when they meet the richest man in England, Billys scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true . . .

Going Solo

Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2014

Penguin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahls Going Solo, read by Downton Abbeys Dan Stevens. The second part of Roald Dahls remarkable life story, following on from Boy. When he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Africa - and a series of dangerous adventures began. From tales of plane crashes to surviving snake bites, this is Roald Dahls extraordinary life before becoming the worlds number one storyteller.

Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket and Roald Dahl's Most Famous Creation

Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket and Roald Dahl's Most Famous Creation

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

This fascinating full-colour book celebrates the 50th birthday of that best-loved story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Prizewinning journalist Lucy Mangan explores the wide-ranging influence that , Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas have had on our culture. The book features 100s of images, including previously unseen material from the Roald Dahl archive and behind-the-scenes photographs from the Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder films, the Sam Mendes musical and more. A must-have for every generation of fans of the world's number-one storyteller, Roald Dahl, and all those who love the story of Charlie in any of its forms.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/09/2014

Charlie longs to see inside Mr Willy Wonka's enormous chocolate factory. Now Mr Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, has hidden golden tickets inside his delicious creamy chocolate bars. Only five winners can go through those great iron gates. Will one of them be Charlie? Follow the story and listen to the brilliant audio CD.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

'We are the music makers ... we are the dreamers of dreams' This new edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrates fifty years of the bestselling and beloved classic. The story of Charlie Bucket, a mysterious, eccentric chocolate factory owner and the golden ticket that transforms his existence is a masterpiece of exuberant invention, nonsense, fantasy and dark morality tale; both delightful and cruel.

Esio Trot: Book & Toy Boxset

Esio Trot: Book & Toy Boxset

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately, she lavishes all her affection on another...Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy's wildly ingenious plot to defeat his rival and win the love of his lady will delight and amaze, involving as it does a cryptic riddle and no fewer than a hundred and forty tortoises, large and small. Roald Dahl's classic tale of reptile-inspired romance, wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake, is presented together with an adorable tortoise toy. Perfect for small hands!

Moddion Rhyfeddol George

Moddion Rhyfeddol George

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2014

The Twits (Colour Edition)

The Twits (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve!

Enormous Crocodile

Enormous Crocodile

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

Stephen Fry reads this enhanced audiobook edition of Roald Dahls The Enormous Crocodile. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. The Enormous Crocodile is a greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little girls and boys. But the other animals have a scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all! Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, director and writer. Television work includes A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder and the host of QI. On film, he played Oscar Wilde, and appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Hobbit. His voice work includes narrating the Harry Potter books.

Witches

Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesThis 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 storiesbut nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!From the Compact Disc edition.

Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories

Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' –The New York TimesFANTASTIC MR. FOX 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. ESIO TROT An ancient spell, 140 tortoises, and a little bit of magic… Mr. Hoppy is in love with his neighbor, Mrs. Silver; but she is in love with someone else—Alfie, her pet tortoise. With all her attention focused on Alfie, Mrs. Silver doesn't even know Mr. Hoppy is alive. And Mr. Hoppy is too shy to even ask Mrs. Silver over for tea. Then one day Mr. Hoppy comes up with a brilliant idea to get Mrs. Silver's attention. If Mr. Hoppy's plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. After all, everyone knows the way to a woman's heart is through her tortoise. THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all! THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME Who needs a ladder when you've got a giraffe with an extended neck? The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn't. They don't need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break—a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! That's exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.From the Compact Disc edition.

Boy

Boy

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesWhere did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories? From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don't yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed!From the Compact Disc edition.

George's Marvelous Medicine

George's Marvelous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesA taste of her own medicine.George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma's in for the surprise of her lifeand so is George, when he sees the results of his mixture!From the Compact Disc edition.

Twits, the Minpins & the Magic Finger

Twits, the Minpins & the Magic Finger

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' –The New York TimesTHE TWITS How do you outwit a Twit? Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they want revenge. THE MINPINS Little Billy strays into the forest, where he meets the Minpins—tiny people who live within the trees. The Minpins tell Billy about The Gruncher, who preys on them. So Billy embarks on a mission to rid the Minpins of their foe once and for all, and sets off—on the back of a swan—to confront The Gruncher. THE MAGIC FINGER What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She really can't control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems….

Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' –The New York TimesREVOLTING RHYMES Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists to six favorite tales, complete with rambunctious rhymes and hilarious surprise endings. DIRTY BEASTS Roald 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. "e;Will elicit a loud 'Yuck.' In other words, children will love them."e; (Children's Book Review Service)From the Compact Disc edition.

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesCan Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell?Danny has a life any boy would lovehis home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world.From the Compact Disc edition.

Going Solo

Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesSuperb stories, daring deeds, fantastic adventures! Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy, his worldwide travels, the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a plane accident, and the rest of his sometimes bizarre, often unnerving, and always colorful adventures. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one of the world's best-loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this fascinating man.From the Compact Disc edition.

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/09/2013

Puffin Audiobooks present a phizz-whizzing reading of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios.George Kranky is eight-years-old and wondering what sort of mischief he might get into. George's Grandma is a grizzly old grouch and George wants to teach her a lesson . . .And when Grandma's finished drinking George's marvellous medicine, she'll really have something to grumble about.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things, but the truth is she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, soon find out when Matilda discovers she has a very special power.

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/09/2013

Puffin Audiobooks presents a marvellous new celebrity reading of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios.Mr Fox steals food from the horrible farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean - one fat, one short, one lean.These three crooks concoct a plan to dig Mr Fox out of his home, but they don't realise how truly fantastic Mr Fox is, or how far he'll go to save his family . . .

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/07/2013

Puffin Audiobooks presents a brand new recording of Roald Dahl's classic The Witches, read by actress Miranda Richardson. This audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. The Witches have a motto: One child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. The Grand High Witch of All the World is the scariest of the lot, but one boy and the grandmother he adores have a plan to get rid of the witches for good.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesA little magic can take you a long way.After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friendsGrasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!From the Compact Disc edition.

Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesSeven superb stories, from the world's no. 1 storytellerMeet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins.From the Compact Disc edition.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesWilly Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!From the Compact Disc edition.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesNow that he's won the chocolate factory, what's next for Charlie?Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket's back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent hurtling through space and time. Visiting the world'' first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.From the Compact Disc edition.

BFG

BFG

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2013

';Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print.' The New York TimesCaptured by a giant!The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giantsrather than the BFGshe would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!Soon to be a Steven Spielberg film!From the Compact Disc edition.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/06/2013

Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, read by the actor Douglas Hodge, who plays Willy Wonka in the hit musical adaptation of the book. This audiobook features original music. Charlie Bucket and his family are rushing around the Earth at seventeen-thousand miles an hour in a great glass elevator. It belongs to the fantastic Mr Willy Wonka, and the adventure becomes even greater upon discovering they're not the only ones orbiting the Earth at that particular time . . . Douglas Hodge is a multi-award-winning English actor, with Olivier and Tony awards for his performance in La Cage aux Folles, and nominations for his leading roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Guys and Dolls and Inadmissible Evidence. In 2013 he is playing the role of Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes' musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Magic Finger

Magic Finger

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2013

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She really cant control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems.

Roald Dahl In His Own Words

Roald Dahl In His Own Words

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/03/2013

In interviews ranging from 1972 to 1989, Roald Dahl talks about writing for children; his medical inventions to aid his ailing son and wife (the actress Patricia Neal) when they were seriously ill, and writing his short stories. He also covers his school days; military service; writing for films (including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and the link between cruelty and laughter. These archive recordings, many of which have not been heard since they were first transmitted, open a window into the past and shine a light on the one of the icons of our time. Due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary. 1 CD. 1 hr 1 min.

Taste (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Taste (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Taste, a short, sharp, disturbing story from Roald Dahl, read by the inimitable Richard E. Grant. In Taste, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a dark and curious story about the twisted side of human nature. Here, two men make an unusual and chilling wager over the provenance of a bottle of wine . . . Taste 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. This short story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Richard E Grants film work includes: L.A. Story, Gosford Park, Franz Kafkas Its a Wonderful Life and Withnail and I. His television work includes: The Crimson Petal and the White, Posh Nosh and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Lamb to the Slaughter, a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actress Juliet Stevenson. In Lamb to the Slaughter, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Juliet Stevensons television work includes: White Heat, The Hour, Place of Execution and Nicholas Nickleby. Her film work includes: Infamous, When Did You Last See Your Father?, Mona Lisa Smile, Bend It Like Beckham and Truly Madly Deeply.

Man from the South (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Man from the South (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Man from the South, a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Stephen Mangan. In Man from the South, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a man takes part in a very unusual bet, one with appalling consequences . . . Man from the South 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Stephen Mangans television work includes: Episodes, Dirk Gently, Green Wing and The Comic Strip Presents - The Hunt for Tony Blair. His film work includes: Rush, Beyond the Pole and Confetti.

Soldier (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Soldier (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Soldier, a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Adrian Scarborough. In The Soldier, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a chilling story about the dark side of life. Here, a man unable to feel pain slowly loses his bearings and mind . . . The Soldier 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Adrian Scarboroughs television work includes: Upstairs, Downstairs, Gavin and Stacey, Cranford and Psychoville. His film work includes: The Kings Speech, Gosford Park, The Madness of King George and Vera Drake.

My Lady Love, My Dove (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

My Lady Love, My Dove (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of My Lady Love, My Dove, a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the great Richard Griffiths. In My Lady Love, My Dove, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a game of cards between two couples is the basis for some shocking deceit . . . My Lady Love, My Dove 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Richard Griffiths film work includes: Harry Potter, The History Boys, Hugo, Withnail and I. His television roles include Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky and Swelter in Gormenghast.

Dip in the Pool (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Dip in the Pool (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Dip in the Pool, a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Adrian Scarborough. In Dip in the Pool, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells an unsettling story of human folly. Here, a man acts rashly and life-threateningly to ensure he wins a prize . . . Dip in the Pool 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Galloping Foxley (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Galloping Foxley (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Galloping Foxley, a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Richard Griffiths. In Galloping Foxley, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Richard Griffiths film work includes: Harry Potter, The History Boys, Hugo, Withnail and I. His television roles include Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky and Swelter in Gormenghast.

Skin (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Skin (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Skin, a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actress Tamsin Greig. In Skin, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a very unusual painting proves to be more valuable than anyone, especially its owner, could ever have predicted . . . Skin 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Tamsin Greigs television work include: Episodes, White Heat, Friday Night Dinner, The Diary of Anne Frank, Love Soup, Green Wing, Black Books. Her film work includes: Tamara Drewe, and her theatre work includes: Jumpy, Much Ado about Nothing: RSC.

Piece of Cake (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Piece of Cake (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of A Piece of Cake, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. In this short story, Roald Dahl tells the horrific tale 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 Dahls own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Julian Rhind-Tutts television work includes: A Touch of Cloth, The Hour, Green Wing, Clocking Off, Hippies and Keen Eddie. His film work includes: Rush, Notting Hill, Stardust, Lara Croft, Tomorrow Never Dies and The Madness of King George.

African Story (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

African Story (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of An African Story, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Cillian Murphy. In An African Story, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells us the twisted tale of the dog killer, the missing milk, the old man and the snake. An African Story 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 Dahls own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Cillian Murphys film work includes: Disco Pigs, 28 Days Later, Breakfast on Pluto, Inception, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Batman Begins and Sunshine. His television work includes: The Way We Live Now.

Beware of the Dog (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Beware of the Dog (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Beware of the Dog, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Cillian Murphy. In Beware of the Dog, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells of an injured pilot recovering in hospital who makes a disturbing discovery . . . Beware of the Dog 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 Dahls own experiences during the Second World War. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Cillian Murphys film work includes: Disco Pigs, 28 Days Later, Breakfast on Pluto, Inception, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Batman Begins and Sunshine. His television work includes: The Way We Live Now.

Bitch (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Bitch (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Bitch, a short, sharp, saucy story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actors Derek Jacobi and Richard E. Grant. In Bitch, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds 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). This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Derek Jacobis film work includes: The Day of the Jackal, The Kings Speech, Gladiator, Hamlet and Henry V. His television work includes: Cadfael, Mr Pye, I, Claudius and Titanic - Blood and Steel. Richard E. Grants film work includes: L.A. Story, Gosford Park, Franz Kafkas Its a Wonderful Life and Withnail and I. His television work includes: The Crimson Petal and the White, Posh Nosh and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Death of an Old Old Man (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Death of an Old Old Man (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Death of an Old Old Man, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. In Death of an Old Old Man, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a brutal story of pilots and the terror of aerial combat. Death of an Old Old Man 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 Dahls own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Julian Rhind-Tutts television work includes: A Touch of Cloth, The Hour, Green Wing, Clocking Off, Hippies and Keen Eddie. His film work includes: Rush, Notting Hill, Stardust, Lara Croft, Tomorrow Never Dies and The Madness of King George.

Katina (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Katina (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Katina, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Cillian Murphy. In Katina, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells of a young Greek girl fascinated by the British planes and airbase that have come to her village. Katina 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 Dahls own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Cillian Murphys film work includes: Disco Pigs, 28 Days Later, Breakfast on Pluto, Inception, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Batman Begins and Sunshine. His television work includes: The Way We Live Now.

Madame Rosette (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Madame Rosette (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Madame Rosette, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. In Madame Rosette, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds 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 Dahls own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Julian Rhind-Tutts television work includes: A Touch of Cloth, The Hour, Green Wing, Clocking Off, Hippies and Keen Eddie. His film work includes: Rush, Notting Hill, Stardust, Lara Croft, Tomorrow Never Dies and The Madness of King George.

Mr Feasey (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Mr Feasey (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Mr Feasey, a short, sharp, cunning story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale. Read by the actress Jessica Hynes. In Mr Feasey, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a story about the darker side of human nature. Here, two dog owners hope to make a killing at the racetrack . . . Mr Feasey 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Jessica Hynes television work includes: Twenty Twelve, The Royle Family and Spaced. Her film work includes: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Shaun of the Dead and Son of Rambow.

Mr Hoddy (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Mr Hoddy (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Mr Hoddy, a short, sharp, amusing story from Roald Dahl, the master of the macabre tale. Read by the actress Jessica Hynes. In Mr Hoddy, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a comic story of human folly. Here, a man trying to convince the father of his beloved of his good prospects unwisely brings up his new career . . . Mr Hoddy 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Jessica Hynes television work includes: Twenty Twelve, The Royle Family and Spaced. Her film work includes: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Shaun of the Dead and Son of Rambow.

Neck (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Neck (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Neck, a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. In Neck, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband . . . Neck 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Julian Rhind-Tutts television work includes: A Touch of Cloth, The Hour, Green Wing, Clocking Off, Hippies and Keen Eddie. His film work includes: Rush, Notting Hill, Stardust, Lara Croft, Tomorrow Never Dies and The Madness of King George.

Nunc Dimittis (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Nunc Dimittis (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Nunc Dimittis, a short, sharp, thrilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the legendary Derek Jacobi. In Nunc Dimittis, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Derek Jacobis film work includes: The Day of the Jackal, The Kings Speech, Gladiator, Hamlet and Henry V. His television work includes: Cadfael, Mr Pye, I, Claudius and Titanic - Blood and Steel.

Only This (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Only This (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Only This, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actress Sophie Okonedo. In Only This, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells of a mother restlessly waiting for her bomber crewman son to return form a raid . . . Only This 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 Dahls own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Sophie Okonedos film work includes: Dirty Pretty Things, Hotel Rwanda, Aeon Flux, and The Secret Life of Bees. Her television work includes: Mrs Mandela, The Slap, Criminal Justice.

Poison (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Poison (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Poison a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Richard E. Grant. In Poison, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Richard E Grants film work includes: L.A. Story, Gosford Park, Franz Kafkas Its a Wonderful Life and Withnail and I. His television work includes: The Crimson Petal and the White, Posh Nosh and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Rummins (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Rummins (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Rummins, a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actress Jessica Hynes. In Rummins, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a macabre story about the darker side of human nature. Here, the men building a hay rick one summer find that the heat and rats are the least of their worries . . . Rummins 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Jessica Hynes television work includes: Twenty Twelve, The Royle Family, Spaced. Her film work includes: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Shaun of the Dead; Son of Rambow.

Someone Like You (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Someone Like You (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Someone Like You, a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. In Man from the South, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a man takes part in a very unusual bet, one with appalling consequences . . . Man from the South 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Julian Rhind-Tutts television work includes: A Touch of Cloth, The Hour, Green Wing, Clocking Off, Hippies and Keen Eddie. His film work includes: Rush, Notting Hill, Stardust, Lara Croft, Tomorrow Never Dies and The Madness of King George.

Great Automatic Grammatizator (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Great Automatic Grammatizator (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Great Automatic Grammatizator, a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the writer Will Self. In The Great Automatic Grammatizator, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a powerful computer designed to help people starts to supplant them . . . The Great Automatic Grammatizator 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Will Self is a novelist, journalist, reviewer, broadcaster and short story writer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The London Review of Books, Esquire, the Guardian and numerous other publications.

Great Switcheroo (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Great Switcheroo (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Great Switcheroo, a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale. Read by the actor Shane Rimmer. In The Great Switcheroo, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a subversive, saucy story of lust and desire. Here, two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion - with each others wives . . . The Great Switcheroo 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Shane Rimmers film work includes: Dark Shadows, Batman Begins, Out of Africa, Dr Strangelove. His television work includes: Dr Who, The Persuaders, Space 1999 and the voice of Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds.

Last Act (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Last Act (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Last Act, a short, sharp, sad story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale. Read by the actress Gillian Anderson. In The Last Act, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a story of human darkness and frailty. Here, a womans reconnection with an old-flame does not go as expected . . . The Last Act 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. This story is also available as a Penguin audio ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Gillian Andersons television work includes: Scully in The X-Files, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations and Lady Dedlock in Bleak House. Her film work includes: A Cock and Bull Story and The Last King of Scotland.

Ratcatcher (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Ratcatcher (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Ratcatcher, a short, sharp, distrubing story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actress Jessica Hynes. In The Ratcatcher, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a ratcatcher has a most unusual way of dealing with these pests . . . The Ratcatcher 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Jessica Hynes television work includes: Twenty Twelve, The Royle Family and Spaced. Her film work includes: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Shaun of the Dead and Son of Rambow.

Sound Machine (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Sound Machine (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Sound Machine, a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Adrian Scarborough. In The Sound Machine, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a curious invention reveals a horrifying truth about plants . . . The Sound Machine 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 sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Adrian Scarboroughs television work includes: Upstairs, Downstairs, Gavin and Stacey, Cranford and Psychoville. His film work includes: The Kings Speech, Gosford Park, The Madness of King George and Vera Drake.

Visitor (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Visitor (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Visitor, an amusing and chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale. Read by actors Derek Jacobi and Richard E Grant. In The Visitor, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a funny, fruity story about one of his favourite characters, adventurer and seducer Oswald Hendryks Cornelius. Here, Uncle Oswald gets more than he bargained for in Arabia . . . The Visitor 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, Bitch). This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Derek Jacobis film work includes: The Day of the Jackal, The Kings Speech, Gladiator, Hamlet and Henry V. His television work includes: Cadfael, Mr Pye, I, Claudius and Titanic - Blood and Steel. Richard E Grants film work includes: L.A. Story, Gosford Park, Franz Kafkas Its a Wonderful Life and Withnail and I. His television work includes: The Crimson Petal and the White, Posh Nosh and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Wish (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Wish (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Wish, a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Stephen Mangan. In The Wish, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, an imaginative boy plays a game that quickly gets out of hand . . . The Wish 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Stephen Mangans television work includes: Episodes, Dirk Gently, Green Wing, The Comic Strip and Presents - The Hunt for Tony Blair. His film work includes: Rush, Beyond the Pole and Confetti.

Yesterday was Beautiful (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Yesterday was Beautiful (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Yesterday was Beautiful, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actress Juliet Stevenson. In Yesterday was Beautiful, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells of a bailed out pilot in Greece looking for assistance from the natives . . . Yesterday was Beautiful 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 Dahls own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Juliet Stevensons television work includes: White Heat, The Hour, Place of Execution and Nicholas Nickleby. Her film work includes: Infamous, When Did You Last See Your Father?, Mona Lisa Smile, Bend It Like Beckham, Truly Madly Deeply.

They Shall Not Grow Old (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

They Shall Not Grow Old (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of They Shall Not Grow Old, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Cillian Murphy. In They Shall Not Grow Old, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells of a pilot who goes missing for two days and the strange tale he eventually reveals on his return . . . They Shall Not Grow Old 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 Dahls own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Cillian Murphys film work includes: Disco Pigs, 28 Days Later, Breakfast on Pluto, Inception, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Batman Begins and Sunshine. His television work includes: The Way We Live Now.

Landlady (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Landlady (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Landlady is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.In The Landlady, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a young man in need of room meets a most accommodating landlady . . .The Landlady 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 Tamsin Greig.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.

William and Mary (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

William and Mary (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

William and Mary is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.In William and Mary, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wronged woman takes revenge on her dead husband . . .William and Mary 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 husband and wife who hit upon a novel way to feed their baby; 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 and Adrian Scarborough.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.

Way Up to Heaven (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Way Up to Heaven (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Way Up to Heaven is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.In The Way Up to Heaven, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a woman obsessed with punctuality makes a fateful decision . . .The Way Up to Heaven 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 Stephanie Beacham.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.

Parson's Pleasure (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Parson's Pleasure (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Parson's Pleasure is a wonderful gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.In Parson's Pleasure, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain . . .Parson's Pleasure 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 young man in need of room who meets a most accommodating landlady; a wronged wife 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 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.

Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.In Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wife pawns her lover's parting gift with unexpected consequences . . .Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the husband and wife who hit upon a novel way to feed their new baby; 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 Stephanie Beacham.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.

Georgy Porgy (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Georgy Porgy (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Georgy Porgy is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.In Georgy Porgy, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a young curate has very, very good reasons to be afraid of his parishioners . . .Georgy Porgy 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 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.

Genesis and Catastrophe (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Genesis and Catastrophe (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

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.

Edward the Conqueror (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Edward the Conqueror (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

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.

Pig (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Pig (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Pig is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.In Pig, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a boy who grows into an accomplished cook goes in search of a final, elusive recipe . . .Pig 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 Stephanie Beacham.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.

Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Royal Jelly is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.In Royal Jelly, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a husband and wife, unable to get their new baby to feed, hit upon a novel and disturbing solution . . .Royal Jelly 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 Oliver-award-winning actor Adrian Scarborough.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.

Champion of the World (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Champion of the World (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Champion of the World is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.In The Champion of the World, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a funny story about low cunning in the country. Here, a pair of poachers discover a foolproof way to bag pheasants . . .The Champion of the World 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 Stephen Mangan.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.

Taste (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Taste (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Taste is a short, sharp, disturbing story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Taste, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a dark and curious story about the twisted side of human nature. Here, two men make an unusual and chilling wager over the provenance of a bottle of wine . . .Taste 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 inimitable 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.

Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

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.

Man from the South (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Man from the South (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Man from the South is a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Man from the South, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a man takes part in a very unusual bet, one with appalling consequences . . .Man from the South 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 Stephen Mangan.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.

Soldier (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Soldier (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Soldier is a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In The Soldier, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a chilling story about the dark side of life. Here, a man unable to feel pain slowly loses his bearings and mind . . .The Soldier 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 Stephen Mangan.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.

My Lady Love, My Dove (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

My Lady Love, My Dove (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

My Lady Love, My Dove is a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In My Lady Love, My Dove, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a game of cards between two couples is the basis for some shocking deceit . . .My Lady Love, My Dove 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.

Dip in the Pool (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Dip in the Pool (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Dip in the Pool is a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Dip in the Pool, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells an unsettling story of human folly. Here, a man acts rashly and life-threateningly to ensure he wins a prize . . .Dip in the Pool 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 Adrian Scarborough.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.

Galloping Foxley (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Galloping Foxley (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

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.

Skin (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Skin (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Skin is a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking taleIn Skin, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a very unusual painting proves to be more valuable than anyone, especially its owner, could ever have predicted . . .Skin 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 Tamsin Greig.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.

Poison (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Poison (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Poison is a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking taleIn 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.

Wish (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Wish (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Wish is a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking taleIn The Wish, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, an imaginative boy plays a game that quickly gets out of hand . . .The Wish 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 sublime Stephen Mangan.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.

Neck (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Neck (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Neck is a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking taleIn Neck, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband . . .Neck 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 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.

Sound Machine (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Sound Machine (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Sound Machine is a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In The Sound Machine, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a curious invention reveals a horrifying truth about plants . . .The Sound Machine 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 sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband; 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 Adrian Scarborough.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.

Nunc Dimittis (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Nunc Dimittis (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

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.

Great Automatic Grammatizator (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Great Automatic Grammatizator (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Great Automatic Grammatizator is a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In The Great Automatic Grammatizator, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a powerful computer designed to help people starts to supplant them . . .The Great Automatic Grammatizator 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 Will Self.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.

Ratcatcher (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Ratcatcher (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Ratcatcher is a short, sharp, distrubing story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In The Ratcatcher, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a ratcatcher has a most unusual way of dealing with these pests . . .The Ratcatcher 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 Jessica Hynes.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.

Rummins (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Rummins (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Rummins is a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Rummins, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a macabre story about the darker side of human nature. Here, the men building a hay rick one summer find that the heat and rats are the least of their worries . . .Rummins 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 Jessica Hynes.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.

Mr Hoddy (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Mr Hoddy (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Mr Hoddy is a short, sharp, amusing story from Roald Dahl, the master of the macabre tale.In Mr Hoddy, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a comic story of human folly. Here, a man trying to convince the father of his beloved of his good prospects unwisely brings up his new career . . .Mr Hoddy 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 Jessica Hynes.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.

Mr Feasey (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Mr Feasey (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Mr Feasey is a short, sharp, cunning story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale.In Mr Feasey, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a story about the darker side of human nature. Here, two dog owners hope to make a killing at the racetrack . . .Mr Feasey 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 Jessica Hynes.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.

Visitor (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Visitor (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Visitor is an amusing and chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale.In The Visitor, 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 more than he bargained for in Arabia . . .The Visitor 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, Bitch).'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 Richard E. Grant and 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.

Great Switcheroo (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Great Switcheroo (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Great Switcheroo is a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale.In The Great Switcheroo, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a subversive, saucy story of lust and desire. Here, two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion - with each other's wives . . .The Great Switcheroo 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.'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 Shane Rimmer.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.

Last Act (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Last Act (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Last Act is a short, sharp, sad story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale.In The Last Act, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a story of human darkness and frailty. Here, a woman's reconnection with an old-flame does not go as expected . . .The Last Act 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.'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 Gillian Anderson.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.

Bitch (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Bitch (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

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.

Death of an Old Old Man (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Death of an Old Old Man (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Death of an Old Old Man is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Death of an Old Old Man, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a brutal story of pilots and the terror of aerial combat.Death of an Old Old Man 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.

African Story (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

African Story (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

An African Story is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In An African Story, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells us the twisted tale of the dog killer, the missing milk, the old man and the snake.An African Story 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 Cillian Murphy.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.

Piece of Cake (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Piece of Cake (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

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.

Madame Rosette (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Madame Rosette (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

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.

Katina (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Katina (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Katina is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Katina, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of a young Greek girl fascinated by the British planes and airbase that have come to her village.Katina 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 Cillian Murphy.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.

Yesterday was Beautiful (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Yesterday was Beautiful (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Yesterday was Beautiful is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Yesterday was Beautiful, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of a bailed out pilot in Greece looking for assistance from the natives . . .Yesterday was Beautiful 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 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.

They Shall Not Grow Old (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

They Shall Not Grow Old (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

They Shall Not Grow Old is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In They Shall Not Grow Old, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of a pilot who goes missing for two days and the strange tale he eventually reveals on his return . . . They Shall Not Grow Old 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 Cillian Murphy.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.

Beware of the Dog (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Beware of the Dog (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Beware of the Dog is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Beware of the Dog, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of an injured pilot recovering in hospital who makes a disturbing discovery . . .Beware of the Dog 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 Cillian Murphy.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.

Only This (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Only This (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Only This is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Only This, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of a mother restlessly waiting for her bomber crewman son to return form a raid . . .Only This 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 Sophie Okonedo.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.

Someone Like You (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Someone Like You (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

Someone Like You is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale.In Someone Like You, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of two wartime pilots arguing over the fickle hand of fate (and the airman) . . . Someone Like You 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.

Landlady (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Landlady (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Landlady, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by the actress Tamsin Greig. In The Landlady, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a young man in need of room meets a most accommodating landlady . . . The Landlady 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Tamsin Greigs television work include: Episodes, White Heat, Friday Night Dinner, The Diary of Anne Frank, Love Soup, Green Wing, Black Books. Her film work includes: Tamara Drewe, and her theatre work includes: Jumpy, Much Ado about Nothing: RSC.

William and Mary (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

William and Mary (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of William and Mary, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by Juliet Stevenson and Adrian Scarborough. In William and Mary, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wronged woman takes revenge on her dead husband . . . William and Mary 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 husband and wife who hit upon a novel way to feed their baby; and others. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Juliet Stevensons television work includes: White Heat, The Hour, Place of Execution and Nicholas Nickleby. Her film work includes: Infamous, When Did You Last See Your Father?, Mona Lisa Smile, Bend It Like Beckham and Truly Madly Deeply. Adrian Scarboroughs television work includes: Upstairs, Downstairs, Gavin and Stacey, Cranford and Psychoville. His film work includes: The Kings Speech, Gosford Park, The Madness of King George and Vera Drake.

Way Up to Heaven (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Way Up to Heaven (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Way Up to Heaven, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. read by the actress Stephanie Beacham. In The Way Up to Heaven, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a woman obsessed with punctuality makes a fateful decision . . . The Way Up to Heaven 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Stephanie Beachams television work includes: Trollied, Mount Pleasant, Coronation Street, Sister Kate, Beverley Hills 90210, Bad Girls, The Colbys, Dynasty and Tenko. Her film work includes Love and Other Disasters, Unconditional Love, The Nightcomers and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Parson's Pleasure (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Parson's Pleasure (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Parsons Pleasure, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by the actor Derek Jacobi. In Parsons Pleasure, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain . . . Parsons Pleasure 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 young man in need of room who meets a most accommodating landlady; a wronged wife taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Derek Jacobis film work includes: The Day of the Jackal, The Kings Speech, Gladiator, Hamlet and Henry V. His television work includes: Cadfael, Mr Pye, I, Claudius and Titanic - Blood and Steel.

Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Mrs Bixby and the Colonels Coat, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by the actress Stephanie Beacham. In Mrs Bixby and the Colonels Coat, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wife pawns her lovers parting gift with unexpected consequences . . . Mrs Bixby and the Colonels Coat is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the husband and wife who hit upon a novel way to feed their new baby; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Stephanie Beachams Television work includes: Trollied, Mount Pleasant, Coronation Street, Sister Kate, Beverley Hills 90210, Bad Girls, The Colbys, Dynasty and Tenko. Her film work includes: Love and Other Disasters, Unconditional Love, The Nightcomers and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Royal Jelly, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by Oliver-award-winning actor Adrian Scarborough. In Royal Jelly, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a husband and wife, unable to get their new baby to feed, hit upon a novel and disturbing solution . . . Royal Jelly 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Adrian Scarboroughs television work includes: Upstairs, Downstairs, Gavin and Stacey, Cranford, Psychoville. His film work includes: The Kings Speech, Gosford Park, The Madness of King George and Vera Drake.

Georgy Porgy (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Georgy Porgy (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Georgy Porgy, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by the actor Derek Jacobi. In Georgy Porgy, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a young curate has very, very good reasons to be afraid of his parishioners . . . Georgy Porgy 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Derek Jacobis film work includes: The Day of the Jackal, The Kings Speech, Gladiator, Hamlet and Henry V. His television work includes: Cadfael, Mr Pye, I, Claudius and Titanic - Blood and Steel.

Genesis and Catastrophe (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Genesis and Catastrophe (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Genesis and Catastrophe, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by the actress Juliet Stevenson. In Genesis and Catastrophe, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Juliet Stevensons television work includes: White Heat, The Hour, Place of Execution and Nicholas Nickleby. Her film work includes: Infamous, When Did You Last See Your Father?, Mona Lisa Smile, Bend It Like Beckham and Truly Madly Deeply.

Edward the Conqueror (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Edward the Conqueror (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Edward the Conqueror, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by the actress Juliet Stevenson. In Edward the Conqueror, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a cats 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Juliet Stevensons television work includes: White Heat, The Hour, Place of Execution and Nicholas Nickleby. Her film work includes: Infamous, When Did You Last See Your Father?, Mona Lisa Smile, Bend It Like Beckham and Truly Madly Deeply.

Pig (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Pig (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Pig, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by the actress Stephanie Beacham. In Pig, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a boy who grows into an accomplished cook goes in search of a final, elusive recipe . . . Pig 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Stephanie Beachams television work includes: Trollied, Mount Pleasant, Coronation Street, Sister Kate, Beverley Hills 90210, Bad Girls, The Colbys, Dynasty, Tenko. her film work includes Love and Other Disasters, Unconditional Love, The Nightcomers, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Champion of the World (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Champion of the World (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Champion of the World, a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. Read by the actor Stephen Mangan. In The Champion of the World, Roald Dahl, one of the worlds favourite authors, tells a funny story about low cunning in the country. Here, a pair of poachers discover a foolproof way to bag pheasants . . . The Champion of the World 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. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. 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 Dahls Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahls stories continue to make readers shiver today. Stephen Mangans television work includes: Episodes, Dirk Gently, Green Wing, The Comic Strip Presents - The Hunt for Tony Blair. His film work includes: Rush, Beyond the Pole, Confetti.

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/09/2012

Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. Even before she is five years old, she has read Dickens and Hemingway and still her parents think of her as a pest. So she decides to get back at them. Her platinum-haired mother and car salesman father are no match for her sharp genius, and neither is the cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull. And then she - a child prodigy - discovers she has an extraordinary psychic power that can save her school and especially the lovely kindergarten teacher, Miss Honey.

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. 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 The Centenary Collection

Going Solo The Centenary Collection

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

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.

Switch Bitch

Switch Bitch

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2011

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.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2011

In the Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, seven tales of the bizarre and unexpected are told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl. Enter a brilliant, sinister and wholly unpredictable world. Here you will find the suggestion of other-worldly goings on in a dark story about a swan and a boy; the surprising tale of a wealthy young wastrel who suddenly develops a remarkable new ability; and meet the hitchhiker whose light-fingers save the day. 'An unforgettable read, don't miss it' Sunday 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.

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2011

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.

Boy Tales of Childhood

Boy Tales of Childhood

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2011

Boy is Roald Dahl's extraordinary glimpse into his childhood and early life. 'An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiography. I would never write a history of myself. On the other hand, throughout my young days at school and just afterwards a number of things happened to me that I have never forgotten . . .' Boy is a funny, insightful and at times grotesque glimpse into the early life of Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors. We discover his experiences of the English public school system, the idyllic paradise of summer holidays in Norway, the pleasures (and pains) of the sweetshop, and how it is that he avoided being a Boazer. This is the unadulterated childhood - sad and funny, macabre and delightful - that inspired Britain's favourite storyteller and also speaks of an age which vanished with the coming of the Second World War. 'A shimmering fabric of his yesterdays, the magic and the hurt' Observer 'As frightening and funny as his fiction' The New York Times Book Review 'Superbly written. A glimpse of a brilliant eccentric' New Statesman 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.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl, Lev Grossman Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2011

What happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonka?s famous, mysterious chocolate factory? What happens when, one by one, the children disobey Mr. Wonka?s orders? In Dahl?s most popular story, the nasty are punished and the good are deliciously, sumptuously rewarded. A delectable new Deluxe edition of this wonderful classic.

James and the Giant Peach (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

James and the Giant Peach (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl, Aimee Bender Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2011

An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine... A new and delectable Deluxe edition of this wonderful classic.

My Uncle Oswald

My Uncle Oswald

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Meet Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, Roald Dahl's most disgraceful and extraordinary character . . . Aside from being thoroughly debauched, strikingly attractive and astonishingly wealthy, Uncle Oswald was the greatest bounder, bon vivant and fornicator of all time. In this instalment of his scorchingly frank memoirs he tells of his early career and erotic education at the hands of a number of enthusiastic teachers, of discovering the invigorating properties of the Sudanese Blister Beetle, and of the gorgeous Yasmin Howcomely, his electrifying partner in a most unusual series of thefts . . . 'Raunchy and cheeky entertainment' Sunday Express 'Immense fun' 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.

Someone Like You

Someone Like You

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

A 2012 World Book Night selection. In Someone Like You, Roald Dahl's first collection of his world famous dark and sinister adult stories, a wife serves a dish that baffles the police; a harmless bet suddenly becomes anything but; a curious machine reveals a horrifying truth about plants; and, a man lies awake waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach. Through vendettas and desperate quests, bitter memories and sordid fantasies, Roald Dahl's stories portray the strange and unexpected, sending a shiver down the spine.

Kiss Kiss

Kiss Kiss

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2011

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.

Charlie a'r Esgynnydd Mawr Gwydr

Charlie a'r Esgynnydd Mawr Gwydr

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2010

Roald Dahl's Glorious Galumptious Story Collection

Roald Dahl's Glorious Galumptious Story Collection

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/09/2009

Five fantastic Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set: James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Magic Finger and Esio Trot. Complete with fun and fascinating extra material offering a sneak peek into the wonderful world of Dahl, this is a collection to treasure forever.

Danny the Champion of the World Plays for Children

Danny the Champion of the World Plays for Children

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Could you be Danny, or his dad, or even red-faced Mr Victor Hazell? Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Now you can join in their daring and devilish plots with these fun-to-perform plays adapted by David Wood.

Someone Like You

Someone Like You

Author: Roald Dahl, Dom Joly Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2009

In addition to his celebrated childrens' books such as James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl wrote short fiction for adult audiences, and the tales collected in Someone Like You are dark, witty morsels of intrigue and suspense from a master storyteller. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is published with a foreword by Dom Joly. These 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. With the publication of James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the 1960s, Roald Dahl (1916-90) became the most successful children's author in the world, Roald Dahl. Nearly twenty years after his death in 1990, a fresh generation of children seek out his work with instinctive fanaticism. His creations endure - through Hollywood movies, theatre adaptations and musical works, but still most potently through the pure magic of his writing upon the page. If you enjoyed Someone Like You, you might like Saki's The Complete Short Stories, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Fantastic as Grimm, heartless as Saki' Guardian

Over to You Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying

Over to You Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2009

During the Second World War Roald Dahl served in the RAF and suffered horrific injuries in an air crash in the Libyan desert. Drawing on his own experience as a fighter pilot, Dahl crafted these ten spine-tingling stories: of air battles in the sky; of the nightmare of being shot down; of the infectious madness of conflict; and of the nervy jollity of the Mess and Ops room. Dahl brilliantly conveys the bizarre reality of a wartime pilot's daily existence, where death is a constant companion and life is lived from one heartbeat to the next.

Level 6: Man from the South and Other Stories

Level 6: Man from the South and Other Stories

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2008

Contemporary / British English Roald Dahl is the master of the unexpected. Things are not always what they seem and nobody should be trusted. In this collection of his short stories we learn some strange lessons about the dangerous world we live in. But you will have to wait until the final pages of each story to discover the last, terrible twist!

Level 5: Taste and Other Tales

Level 5: Taste and Other Tales

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2008

Contemporary / British English 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

Sleekit Mr Tod

Sleekit Mr Tod

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2008

Doon in the glen there were three ferms. The men that had these ferms were aboot as scunnersome and grippy as ony men ye could meet. They were cried Fermer Bodge, Fermer Bauchle and Fermer Beek.On a brae above the glen there wis a widd. In the widd there wis a muckle tree. Unner the tree there wis a hole. In the hole steyed Mr Tod, Mrs Tod and the fower Wee Tods. Ilka nicht, as soon as it wis gloamin-time, Mr Tod wid say tae Mrs Tod,'Weel, ma deerie, whut it'll be this time? A sonsie fat cookie fae Bodge? A deuk or a goose fae Bauchle? Or a braw bubblyjock fae Beek?'And when Mrs Tod had telt him whit she wantit, Mr Tod wid jouk doon intae the glen in the mirk o the nicht and help himself.And so the scene is set for a grand confrontation between the scunnersome fermers and the tremendous Tods. Following on from the phenomenal success of the bestselling The Eejits and Geordie's Mingin Medicine, Scots translations of Roald Dahl's The Twits and George's Marvelous Medicine, Itchy Coo presents another Scots version of a Roald Dahl classic.This time Fantastic Mr Fox has been transformed into Sleekit Mr Tod and he'll require all his wily wits to escape Fermers Bodge, Bauchle and Beek while, at the same time, raid their well-stocked stores for a full-scale banquet. But who will win?

Roald Dahl's Cinderella (Book + CD/CD-ROM)

Roald Dahl's Cinderella (Book + CD/CD-ROM)

Author: Roald Dahl, Helen MacGregor, Stephen Chadwick, Vladimir Tarnopolski Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/01/2008

The final instalment in the successful Roald Dahl series of musicals for schools. Roald Dahl's Cinderella is the final instalment in A&C Black's successful Roald Dahl series of musicals for schools. It joins Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs in a glittering line-up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. Cindy defies her Ugly Sisters, meets a magic fairy and lands a dance with the prince at the palace ball. So far so good! But far from being the perfect gentleman, the prince turns out to a perfect beast and chops off the heads of Cindy's meddling sisters ... The magic fairy grants Cindy one more wish but what will she do to escape her sticky predicament? As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, Cinderella is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Vladimir Tarnopolski, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances. Schools can buy a performance licence online on the A&C Black Musicals website, which also has a forum, a Hall of Fame and regular updates.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2007

From the world's NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER, James and the Giant peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. For a limited time only, this new 2018 edition of James and the Giant Peach comes with novelty fuzzy stickers, shaped like the giant insects who travel on the peach! James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out . . . A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams

Roald Dahl Calendar 2008

Roald Dahl Calendar 2008

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2007

A fabulous Roald Dahl calendar featuring the quirkiest, best-loved and most memorable characters in children's literature, illustrated in glorious technicolour by the brilliant Quentin Blake. It also features a notes section for each month and full colour sticker sheet featuring 30 deliciously Dahl stickers. With plenty of space to jot down important birthdays, holiday dates, special treats and anything else you like, every Roald Dahl fan from seven to seventy-five will want to get their hands on a copy of this marvellous calendar!

Roald Dahl Diary 2008

Roald Dahl Diary 2008

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Packed with Quentin Blake's instantly recognisable illustrations and featuring quotations from Roald Dahl's classic bestsellers, the Roald Dahl Diary 2008 is the most magical way to keep your dates in 2008. The diary begins with all the essentials: personal details, year-at-a-glance calendars, notable dates and religious festivals, measurements and conversions, a birthdays section, an address section and space for personal notes. It features a week to a spread in a beautifully clear and user-friendly design, with quotes and full colour illustrations from all your favourite Dahl classics.

Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs (Book + CD/CD-ROM) A Tail-Twistingly Treacherous Musical

Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs (Book + CD/CD-ROM) A Tail-Twistingly Treacherous Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Ana Sanderson, Matthew White, Paul Patterson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/01/2007

Another revolting addition to the Roald Dahl series of musicals for schools see the Piggies in a tight corner - who will save them? There are five starring roles and dozens of extra parts both off stage and on - and everyone can sing in the chorus. Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs is another exciting addition to A&C Black's Roald Dahl series of musicals for schools. It joins Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood in a glittering line-up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. There are five starring roles and dozens of extra parts both off stage and on - and everyone can sing in the chorus. Piggy No. 3 is in a tight corner - Wolf has gobbled up his neighbours and now he's hammering at the door with a stick of dynamite in his hand. Who can Piggy call on for help? Sweet Miss Riding Hood, of course - the fearless wolf-slayer. And how is he to know that she fancies a pigskin handbag to go with her wolfskin coat?! As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, The Three Little Pigs is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Paul Patterson, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances. Schools can buy a performance licence online on the A&C Black musicals website: www.acblack.com/musicals Another winner!

Geordie's Mingin Medicine

Geordie's Mingin Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2007

Geordie's grannie is a crabbit auld grumph. As far as she's concerned, Geordie can do nothing right. But, when the time comes for him tae bring her medicine, Geordie decides tae give her a mingin brew of his own recipe.

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2006

Danny lives happily and peacefully in a gypsy caravan with his devoted father and works in his spare time in their small village petrol station. However, when Danny turns nine his world is turned upside down when he learns of his father's secret passion for pheasant poaching in the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell, the local wealthy landowner. In the early hours, Danny awakes to find that his father has failed to return after a night of poaching. Fearing that his father may be in grave danger, Danny leaves the caravan and sets off on a courageous journey to rescue him. Soon, with a little help from the village, Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted against Victor Hazell.

Roald Dahl Collected Stories

Roald Dahl Collected Stories

Author: Roald Dahl, Jeremy Treglown Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Many of these stores are now so famous from film and television adaptations that they need no introduction. Roald Dahl is well known as a master of the macabre and the unexpected in the tradition of Saki, and this volume does not disappoint. He began his literary career by writing about his own experiences in the RAF during World War II but soon developed this talent in a series of short-story collections. He is perhaps even more celebrated as an author of children's books, but the best of his short stories represent a claim for him to be numbered among the most remarkable story writers of the 20th century. The present volume includes for the first time all the stories in chronological order as established by Dahl's biographer, Jeremy Treglown, in consultation with the Dahl estate.

Eejits

Eejits

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2006

The Gless Ee. Ye can play hunners o tricks wi a gless ee because ye can tak it oot and pap it back in again ony time ye like. Ye can bet yer life Mrs Eejit kent aw the tricks. Wan mornin she took oot her gless ee and drapped it intae Mr Eejit's joog o ginger when he wisnae lookin. Mr Eejit sat there slowly sookin his juice. The faem made a white ring on the hairs aroond his mooth. He dichted the white faem ontae his sark sleeve and dichted his sark sleeve and dichted his sark sleeve on his breeks. 'Ye're up tae nae guid,' Mrs Eejit said, keepin her back tae him sae he widnae see she had taen her gless ee oot. 'Whenever you haud yer wheesht like that, I ken fine weel that ye're up tae nae guid.' Mrs Eejit wis richt. Mr Eejit wis schemin awa like billy-o. He wis tryin tae think up a honkin trick he could play on his wife the day. In a major new departure for Itchy Coo, Matthew Fitt has taken a classic of modern children's literature and retold it in modern Scots. Nobody could really improve on Roald Dahl's story of the revolting Twits and the ghastly tricks they play on each other and how the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the birds take revenge for the way the Twits have mistreated them.But the Scots language is so vibrant and exciting and so well suited to describing the sheer nastiness of Mr and Mrs Eejit, that Fitt's version reads like a new book. It will delight Scottish adults and youngsters alike - everyone will fall about laughing at the twists and turns of this wonderful tale told in their own tongue.

The Witches

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/05/2005

A Real WITCH gets the same pleasure from squelching a child as you get from eating a plateful of strawberries and cream. What's even more unnerving is that real witches don't look like witches. So how can you tell when you meet one? You'll find out all you need to know in this remarkable story about the most gruesome gang of witches imaginable!

Roald Dahl's Jack and the Beanstalk A Gigantically Amusing Musical

Roald Dahl's Jack and the Beanstalk A Gigantically Amusing Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Matthew White, Georgs Pelecis, Ana Sanderson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/05/2005

Roald Dahl's Jack and the beanstalk, the musical, has whiffy Jack defying the Giant and coming out triumphantly rich - and squeaky clean. As well as starring roles for Jack, his mum, and the Giant, there are dozens of parts for farm animals and market traders - and everyone can sing in the chorus. Roald Dahl's Jack and the beanstalk, the musical, has Jack (definitely whiffy) and the friendly farm animals defying the Giant's phenomenal sniffing powers and Jack's greedy mother to come out triumphantly rich - and squeaky clean. As well as starring roles for Jack, his mum, and the Giant, there are dozens of parts for farm animals and market traders - and everyone can sing in the chorus. Thousands of children have taken part in school performances of this riotously funny adaptation of Roald Dahl's irreverent twist on the traditional tale. As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, Jack and the Beanstalk is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Gergs Pelecis, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances.

Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears An Impeccably Judged Musical

Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears An Impeccably Judged Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Helen MacGregor, Kurt Schwertsik, Stephen Chadwick Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2005

Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a Roald Dahl musical for schools, joins the famously infamous Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs and the very smelly but loveable Jack and the Beanstalk in a glittering line up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears is an exciting addition to A&C Black's Roald Dahl series of musicals for schools. It joins the famously infamous Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs and the very smelly but loveable Jack and the Beanstalk in a glittering line up of wickedly funny productions which children and audiences just love. On trial for her crimes, Goldilocks looks like the sweet little innocent who'd give us her last sweetie. Could she really be the brazen crook who stole the porridge from under the snouts of the self-respecting, harmless Bears? The Jury will decide (but who will have the last laugh?). Let the trial commence! As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, Goldilocks is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Kurt Schwertsik, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances. Schools will be able to buy a performance licence online at the brand new A&C Black musicals website (live from March 05), which also has a forum, a Hall of Fame, regular news, updates and free extras to download. Another winner!

The BFG

The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/03/2005

The funny, exciting and warm story of a special friendship between the BIG FRIENDLY GIANT and the little girl, Sophie. Luckily for Sophie, who has been snatched from her bed by the BFG, she discovers that the BFG is far more jumbly than his disgusting neighbours. They guzzle and swallow nice little children across the world. So together Sophie and the BFG cook up an ingenious plan to rid the world of the child-eating giants for ever! Wonderfully brought to life in the fantastic dramatization for PUFFIN AUDIOBOOKS!

The Minpins

The Minpins

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/12/2004

Little Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that's exactgly what he does. There he meets the Minpins: miniature people who live int he hollow trees. They soon warn Little Billy of the fearsome, galloping Gruncher, who has grunched thousands of Minpins. And it will gobble up Little Billy too - uness he can find a way to defeat the hungry beast, once and for all... Listen to THE MINPINS (with THE MAGIC FINGER) 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! 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. Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books! The Enormous Crocodile; Fantastic Mr Fox; The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; The Magic finger; The Twits; The BFP; Boy: Tales of Childhood; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka; Danny the Champion of the World; George's Marvellous Medicine; Going Solo; James and the Giant Peach; Matilda; The Witches; Dirty Beasts; The Minpins; Revolting Rhymes For Teens: The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories; Rhyme Stew; Skin and Other Stories; The Vicar of Nibbleswicke; The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Matilda

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2004

Matilda is an exceptional girl, but her parents think she is just a nuisance. When one day she is attacked by her odious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda discovers she has a remarkable power with which to avenge herself! The captivating storyof an unforgettable girl, is fully dramatized here for Puffin Audiobooks.

Fantastic Mr Fox and Other Animal Stories

Fantastic Mr Fox and Other Animal Stories

Author: Roald Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/11/2004

This special CD pack contains four of Roald Dahl's much-loved stories.THE GIRAFFE AND PELLY AND ME: In this classic story of the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, we accompany Billy, who is lucky enough to join in the many remarkable and entertaining adventures of the Company's animals: the giraffe with an incredible stretching neck, the pelican with a magical beak and the dancing monkey. ESIO TROT: Here's a very tortoisey one that will become an instant favourite! Mr Hoppy is in love with Mrs Silver, but she only has eyes for her tortoise Alfie. She would so love Alfie to grow bigger, she says. In a bold attempt to outdo his rival, Mr Hoppy devises an ingenious plan to make Alfie grow and grow and grow... Wonderfully brought to life, here we meet THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE. He boasts that he is going to eat a child for lunch and sets out to trick all the children in his attempts for food. But his plots and disguises are foiled by the animals in the jungle - especially by Trunky, the Elephant. FANTASTIC MR FOX: Boggis, Bunce and Bean are just about the nastiest and meanest three farmers you could meet. And they hate Mr Fox. They are determined to get him. So they lie in wait outside his hole, ready to shoot, starve or dig him out. But clever Mr Fox has other plans! Find out what those plans are in this hilarious story, fully dramatized by Puffin Audiobooks.

James and the Giant Peach Play

James and the Giant Peach Play

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2004

Orphan James is sent to live with his aunts, Spiker and Sponge, after his parents are killed in a tragic accident involving a rhino, but the aunts treat him horribly. One day he meets an old man who gives him a bag containing the strongest magic in the world. When James accidentally spills it near the old peach tree the most marvellous thing shappen and this is just the start of his adventures. With his new friends - Centipede, Earthworm, Grasshopper, Ladybird and Spider - James sets off on an incredible journey in the Giant Peach across the ocean top New York.

Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs A Glittering Galloping Musical

Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs A Glittering Galloping Musical

Author: Roald Dahl, Eleanor Alberga, Helen MacGregor, Stephen Chadwick Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 18/10/2004

Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs is a safe bet for a winning end of term performance. The expandable cast list includes starring parts for twelve players with dozens of opportunities to shine in more roles both off-stage and on. And everyone can be part of the singing chorus. Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs is a safe bet for a winning end of term performance. The expandable cast list includes starring parts for twelve players with dozens of opportunities to shine in more roles both off-stage and on. And everyone can be part of the singing chorus. Thousands of children have taken part in school performances of this riotously funny adaptation of Roald Dahl's irreverent twist on the traditional tale. A recent review in Music Teacher said: 'It is very difficult to pinpoint an aspect of performance which these musical packages do not address...(These are) completely foolproof musicals, which could be used and adapted by the most inexperienced of directors...undoubtedly an inspired resource'. As with every one of these great Roald Dahl musicals, Snow White is based on an orchestral commission by the Roald Dahl Foundation. The concert work, from which the schools' musical is derived is by Eleanor Alberga, and schools can use the extracts provided from the orchestral work to enhance their performances. Schools will be able to buy a performance licence online at A&C Black's musicals website www.acblack.com/musicals and be part of the Hall of Fame.

The Complete Short Stories Volume Two

The Complete Short Stories Volume Two

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2003

The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl in the second of two unsettling and sinister volumes. '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. 'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation' The Times 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale' Observer Look out for Volume One, introduced by Charlie Higson. 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 Complete Short Stories Volume One

The Complete Short Stories Volume One

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2003

The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl in the first of two unsettling and sinister volumes. 'They are brutal, these stories, and yet you finish reading each one with a smile, or maybe even a hollow laugh, certainly a shiver of gratification, because the conclusion always seems so right' Charlie Higson, from his introduction. Roald Dahl is one of the most popular writers of the modern age, effortlessly writing for children and adults alike. In this, the first of two volumes chronologically collecting all his published adult short stories, we see how Dahl began by using his experiences in the war to write fiction but quickly turned to his powerful and dark imagination to pen some of the most unsettling and disquieting tales ever written. In 27 stories, written between 1944 and 1953, we encounter such classic tales as 'Man from the South', featuring a wager with appalling consequences; 'Lamb to the Slaughter', in which a wife murders her husband yet has a novel idea for throwing the police off the scent; and in 'The Sound Machine', the horrific truth about plants is revealed. Enter the sinister, twisted world of Roald Dahl: whether you're young or old, you'll never want to leave. 'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' Irish Times 'The great magician' Spectator Look out for Volume Two, introduced by Anthony Horowitz 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.

Over to You Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying

Over to You Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2001

In Over to You, ten terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot are told by the master of the short story, Roald Dahl. During the Second World War Roald Dahl served in the RAF and even suffered horrific injuries in an air crash in the Libyan desert. Drawing on his own experiences as a fighter pilot, Dahl crafted these ten spine-tingling stories: of air battles in the sky; of the nightmare of being shot down; the infectious madness of conflict; and the nervy jollity of the Mess and Ops room. Dahl brilliantly conveys the bizarre reality of a wartime pilot's daily existence, where death is a constant companion and life is lived from one heartbeat to the next. 'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation' The Times 'The great magician' Spectator 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 Plays for Children

The Witches Plays for Children

Author: Roald Dahl, Felicity Dahl Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2001

Dare you take on the role of the Grand High Witch? David Wood has created seven short plays to read and perform. With notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be produced with the minimum of experience and resources. Children will have a phizzwizardly good time - and their friends won't believe their gogglers!

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