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Roald Dahl's marvellous medicine

Author: Tom Solomon
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roald Dahl's doctor provides a fascinating exploration of how his extraordinary interactions with medical science affected his life and his literature.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016435779
(OCoLC)950637941
Named Person: Roald Dahl; Roald Dahl; Roald Dahl; Roald Dahl
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Solomon
ISBN: 9781781383469 1781383464
OCLC Number: 958936779
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; About the Author; Contents; Introduction; Prologue ; PART ONE: A TOWERING GIANT; Chapter 1: The Witching Hour; Chapter 2: Prodding and Poking ; Chapter 3: Into Africa; Chapter 4: Crash ; PART TWO: THE GREAT INVENTOR; Chapter 5: A Lucky Piece of Cake ; Chapter 6: Tales ; Chapter 7: Threats and Dangers; PART THREE: AN ENORMOUS SHADOW ; Chapter 8: 'It'll Be Good for Them' ; Chapter 9: A Clue Here ; Chapter 10: A Shot in the Arm ; PART FOUR: GOBBLEFUNKING ; Chapter 11: A Bubble Bursts; Chapter 12: The Mysterious Joy of Language ; Chapter 13: The Cabbage and the Giant. Chapter 14: Thousands Across the Country PART FIVE: NO BOOK EVER ENDS ; Chapter 15: Rusting to Pieces; Chapter 16: The Patient ; Chapter 17: The Last Night ; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Notes; Photo Credits; Index; Charity Support ; Photos.
Other Titles: Marvellous medicine
Responsibility: Tom Solomon.

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Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children's books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Taking examples from Dahl's life, and illustrated with  Read more...

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