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Someone Like You by Roald Dahl
  

Someone Like You

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A 2012 World Book Night selection.

Collects such stories as: Taste , Lamb to the Slaughter , Man from the South , The Soldier , My Lady Love , My Dove , Dip in the Pool , Galloping Foxley , Skin , Poison , The Wish , Neck , The Sound Machine , Nunc Dimittis , The Great Automatic Grammatizator , and Claud's Dog.

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Synopsis

Someone Like You by Roald Dahl

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.

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

About the Author

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 “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.

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Publication date

1st September 2011

Author

Roald Dahl

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www.roalddahl.com

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories

ISBN

9780241955703

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