Author- Dahl Roald
Eleven Devious, Shocking Stories from the Master of the Unpredictable.
What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a pricelass piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband?
In these dark, dangerous stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling. Stylish, macabre and haunting, these tales will leave you with a delicious feeling of unease.
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 31st August 2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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. He excelled at sports, particularly heavyweight boxing, but was deemed by his English master to be "quite incapable of marshalling his thoughts on paper". There was one advantage to going to Repton, however – the school was close to Cadbury's and the company regularly involved the schoolboys in testing new varieties of chocolate bars.