Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life

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The sweet scents of rural life infuse Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, a collection of Roald Dahl's country stories - but there is always something unexpected lurking in the undergrowth . . .Whether it is taking a troublesome cow to be mated with a prime bull; dealing with a rat-infested hayrick; learning the ways and means of maggot farming; or describing the fine art of poaching pheasants using nothing but raisins and sleeping pills, Roald Dahl brings his stories of everyday country folk and their strange passions wonderfully to life. Lacing each tale with dollops of humour and adding a sprinking of the sinister, Dahl ensures that this collection is brimful of the sweet mysteries of life.'A sophisticated account of village life. The rural characters are moulded by Dahl's dark, inquisitive imagination. Compelling and very funny' Time Out'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' Irish TimesRoald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 142g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241955734
  • 9780241955734
  • 127,985

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All the stories sparkle with vibrant characters, humorous dialogue and sly rustic lore and cunning * Sunday Express * Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive * Irish Times *show more

About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.show more

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All the stories sparkle with vibrant characters, humorous dialogue and sly rustic lore and cunning Sunday Expressshow more

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1,100 ratings
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4 38% (415)
3 33% (361)
2 6% (71)
1 2% (18)
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