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Tales of the unexpected

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected is a delightfully dark collection of sixteen stories, each with a startling end. Among the unforgettable characters lurk the homicidal wife and her deadly leg of lamb, a conniving and lecherous wine connoisseur and the one-eyed brain at the mercy of his vengeful spouse. Tales of the Unexpected is an astonishing assortment of twisted treats from the master storyteller.
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Genre/Form: Mystery
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roald Dahl
ISBN: 9780141037578 0141037571
OCLC Number: 271856357
Notes: "The first seven stories are from "Someone like you", originally published by Martin Secker & Warburg in 1954 and republished by Michael Joseph Ltd in 1961. The remaining stories are from "Kiss, kiss", first published by Michael Joseph in 1960. All the stories appeared in an omnibus volume entitled "Twenty-nine kisses from Roald Dahl" published by Michael Joseph in 1969"--Title page verso.
Description: 281 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Taste --
Lamb to the slaughter --
Man from the south -My lady love, my dove --
Dip in the pool --
Galloping Foxley --
Skin --
Neck --
Nunc Dimittis --
The landlady -William and Mary --
The way up to heaven --
Parson's pleasure --
Mrs Bixby and the colonel's coat --
Royal jelly --
Edward the Conqueror.
Responsibility: Roald Dahl.

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Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected is a delightfully dark collection of sixteen stories, each with a startling end. Among the unforgettable characters lurk the homicidal wife and her deadly leg of lamb, a conniving and lecherous wine connoisseur and the one-eyed brain at the mercy of his vengeful spouse. Tales of the Unexpected is an astonishing assortment of twisted treats from the master storyteller.

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