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Someone Like You

by Roald Dahl

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Someone Like You Synopsis

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.

Someone Like You Press Reviews

'The absolute master of the twist in the tale' Observer

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ISBN: 9780241955703
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241955703
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About Roald Dahl

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 &...

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