Over to You

Published in 1946

Synopsis

Ten terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, from the master of the short story...

Background

Background

Over to You brings together 10 of Roald Dahl's earliest stories, many of them set during the Second World War and drawing on his own experiences as a fighter pilot. It includes his first paid piece of writing, the short story A Piece of Cake, which was originally published in 1942 in American magazine The Saturday Evening Post under the title Shot Down Over Libya

The 10 stories featured are:

  • Death of an Old, Old Man
  • An African Story
  • A Piece of Cake
  • Madame Rosette
  • Katina
  • Yesterday Was Beautiful
  • They Shall Not Grow Old
  • Beware of the Dog
  • Only This
  • Someone Like You

Find out more about the period in Roald Dahl's life during which Over To You was published

Quote

The - plane - is - burning. Get - out - repeat - get - out - get - out.

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A Piece of Cake, from the short story collection Over to You.

The stories in Over To You were inspired by Roald Dahl's time as an RAF pilot

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