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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life by Roald Dahl

A collection of seven hilariously creepy stories published in various magazines and collections in the '40s and '50s, and gathered here for the first time. With the classic Dahl mixture of charm and charmingly perverse, these stories remind us that the mystery of life isn't always as sweet as it seems.

Boy by Roald Dahl

From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's, Dahl's boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, best-selling books. Packed with anecdotes - some funny, some painful, all interesting - this is a book that's sure to please.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The story centers around an average and poor boy named Charlie Bucket, who lives in extreme poverty with his extended family, and his adventures inside the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. Years prior to the beginning of the story, Willy Wonka opened the largest chocolate factory in the world, but spies stole his recipes, so he eventually closed the factory to the public...

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

Mr. Willy Wonka might be a genius with chocolate, but Charlie and his family don't trust his flying skills one bit. And right now, he's at the helm of a giant glass elevator that's picking up speed and hurtling through space - with Charlie and the entire Bucket family stuck inside!

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny's life seems perfect: his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. And when Danny discovers his father's secret, he's off on the adventure of a lifetime.

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Mr. Fox is surrounded, and he's going to have to come up with a truly fantastic plan to dig himself out of trouble this time.

Going Solo by Roald Dahl

As a pilot in World War II, Dahl had some wonderfully exciting - and frighteningly near-death - experiences including encounters with the enemy, battles with deadly snakes, and incredible dogfights. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Dahl one of the world's best-loved writers, this autobiography brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this...

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

James Henry Trotter, four years old, lives with his loving parents in a pretty and bright cottage by the sea in the south of England. James's world is turned upside down when, while on a shopping trip in London, his mother and father are devoured by an escaped rhino. James is forced to go and live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge, who live on a high, desolate...

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Five-year-old Matilda longs for her parents to be loving and understanding but they are none of these things. Matilda invents a game of punishing them each time they treat her badly and she soon discovers she has supernatural powers.

My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl

Showcasing this lesser-known side of Dahl's celebrated genius, My Uncle Oswald is the unapologetically racy memoir of Oswald Hendryks Cornelius - bon vivant, collector of spiders, and undoubtedly the greatest fornicator of all time.

Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl

These four stories are, by turns, funny, bawdy, touching, and outrageous. They are for lovers of tales that combine the macabre and the erotic with intriguing twists of plot.

The BFG by Roald Dahl

"Well, first of all, " said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist."Sophie discovers that giants not only exist, but that there are a great many of them who like to guzzle and swallomp nice little chiddlers. But not the Big Friendly Giant. He and Sophie cook up an ingenious plot to free the world of...

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

When Billy joins the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, he gets a lot more than a new job. First he makes three new friends, then it's time to get to work cleaning all 677 windows of the Duke of Hampshire's house. The Duke is not only the most wealthy man in the country, he's also the most generous. Can he make Billy's lifelong dream come true?

The Twits by Roald Dahl

The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.

The Witches by Roald Dahl

A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.