How would you get rid of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? Where would you hide a diamond where no one else would think of looking? What if you found out that the tattoo on your back was worth over a million dollars? You will discover that just about anything is possible in a Roald Dahl story, and here are eleven of his very best.
Ever since his stories first appeared, people have been telling and retelling each other Roald Dahl’s sometimes shocking and always unpredictable plots. Dahl’s stories are a brilliant and bizarre assortment of terror–tinted gems, polished by a master and set together to mesmerize the fearless and freeze the marrow of the innocent. Bawdy, funny, touching, and downright outrageous, there’s simply no one else like Roald Dahl. This volume collects 28 classic stories selected from Switch B***h, Kiss, Kiss, and Someone Like You – perfect bedtime stories for sleepless nights from one of the world’s best-loved writers for adults and children.
Roald Dahl can stand on your head, twist you in knots, tie up your hands and leave you gasping for more. In this, his latest selection of short stories the surprises are as wicked and witty as ever. Taken from Someone Like You, Kiss Kiss and The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar, plus four brand new stories, they lure you into a world as full of unease, coincidence and black humour as you could wish. This title covers stories including: “Poison”; “The Sound Machine”; “Georgy Porgy”; “Genesis and Catastrophe”; “The Hitch-Hiker”; “The Umbrella Man”; “Mr Botibol”; “Vengeance is Mine Inc.”; and, “The Butler”.
“Not to be taken after dark” by Colin Steele from the September 13, 1980 issue of The Canberra Times – Canberra, Australia (read online)
During World War II, a British plowman discovered a hoard of Roman silver while plowing a field in the Suffolk countryside. Unaware of the treasure’s value, he was cheated out of the fortune that should have been his by the man who hired him. The 34 pieces of silver were discovered after the war by the authorities and taken to the British Museum, where they reside today. Master storyteller Roald Dahl relates the unforgettable and true tale of the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles.