“The Girl Without a Name”

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  • First published:
  • Also published:
    • 1952 issue of Woman’s Journal
  • Also known as:
    • “Engaging a Minx”


From an eBay auction by purviswalker1: “Another astonishingly rare title in Dahl’s output…  The story was first published in Today’s Woman and saw two reprints – one in the Woman’s Journal of the following year and one in a news paper under an alternative title.  The short story never surfaced again and is extremely difficult to find.  It is a rather curious tale for the ‘master of the macabre’, in that it reads like a teen romance(!).  The Dahl museum has the manuscript, the ending of which is a little different than the published version as there were a few editorial changes.”

Magazine Scan

November 1951 issue of Today’s Woman