The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

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In the Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, seven tales of the bizarre and unexpected are told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl.

Enter a brilliant, sinister and wholly unpredictable world. Here you will find the suggestion of other-worldly goings on in a dark story about a swan and a boy; the surprising tale of a wealthy young wastrel who suddenly develops a remarkable new ability; and meet the hitchhiker whose light-fingers save the day.

'An unforgettable read, don't miss it' Sunday Times

Roald 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 181g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241955785
  • 9780241955789
  • 5,629

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The absolute master of the twist in the tale Observer
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An unforgettable read, don't miss it * Sunday Times * The absolute master of the twist in the tale * Observer *
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About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in 1916 in Wales of Norwegian parents. He was educated in England before starting work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa, and began writing after a 'monumental bash on the head' sustained as an RAF fighter pilot during the Second World War. He worked in a tiny hut in the apple orchard of his house in Buckinghamshire until his death in 1990 at the age of 74. Roald Dahl's many books continue to be read by children the world over who delight in the magic of his marvellous storytelling. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total sales are 100 million worldwide!
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16,490 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 41% (6,818)
4 36% (5,972)
3 19% (3,088)
2 3% (515)
1 1% (97)

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I read this book as a young lad and I have never forgotten it. The book contains a collection of stories all of which inspired areas of imagination in my young mind that I didn't know were possible. The actual "Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar' is one of the seven stories and this and the story of the pickpocket hitchhiker still generate feelings I associate with my childhood. You should read this book, as with all RD books old or young will be entertained, fascinated and more
by Ben
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