Aunt Spiker

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Aunt Spiker... was lean and tall and bony, and she wore steel-rimmed spectacles that fixed on to the end of her nose with a clip. She had a screeching voice and long wet narrow lips...

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"Aunt Spiker... was lean and tall and bony, and she wore steel-rimmed spectacles that fixed on to the end of her nose with a clip. She had a screeching voice and long wet narrow lips..."James and the Giant Peach

Aunt Spiker appears in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, his first famous children's story. She and her sister, Sponge, live with their nephew, James Henry Trotter, who they treat horribly. The original story doesn't tell us whether she is related to James through his mother or father, but either way, she is not the sort of kind and cuddly aunt you might hope for. As Roald describes her, she is a thin and spiky sort of a woman who is quick to anger and slow to care.

In the 1996 animated film version of James and the Giant Peach, Aunt Spiker was played by Joanna Lumley. The film version differs from Roald's original story - while the book tells of Spiker and Sponge meeting their fate under the weight of the Giant Peach, the film has them chasing James and his friends all the way to New York City, where they are ultimately arrested.

Oh, beauteous me! How I adore/ My radiant looks! And please ignore/The pimple on my chin.

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Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

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