Deception

£8.99

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.

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THE PERFECT GIFT for fans of Roald Dahl.

Think you know Dahl? Think again. There’s still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . .

‘The cruelest lies are often told in silence . . .’

Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these ten tales of deception master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves.

Here, among many others, you’ll read about how to get away with the perfect murder, the old man whose wagers end in a most disturbing payment, how revenge is sweeter when it is carried out by someone else and the card sharp so good at cheating he does something surprising with his life.

Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.

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Weight 0.213 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

285

Language

English

Edition

Centenary Edition

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K