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The Witches

The Witches

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By (author) Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 180mm x 28mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0224083872
  • ISBN 13: 9780224083874
  • Illustrations note: Black and white
  • Sales rank: 76,807

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The Grand High Witch of all the World has gathered together the witches of England for an annual conference at the Hotel Magnificent in Bournemouth. Their agenda is the elimination of all the children in the country and the prospects for their young victims look bleak. But the Grand High Witch and her cronies have reckoned without the spark and ingenuity of a young guest at the hotel and his rather brilliant grandmother...

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Roald Dahl (Author) The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.

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