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

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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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