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Someone Like You


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    Discover why Roald Dahl is the master of the short story with Someone Like You, a collection of 19 bizarre bite-sized tales for adults.

    “The deep-blue eyes moved too quickly about the room, never settling or resting on one thing for more than a moment; and over all her face, though so faint that they might not even have been there, those small downward lines of sorrow.”

    Packed with vendettas and desperate quests, bitter memories and sordid fantasies, Someone Like You reveals the darker side of Roald Dahl’s books where a dinner-party bet reaches distasteful heights in Taste, and a new dish is served up in Lamb to the Slaughter which goes down well with the boys in blue. Meanwhile the Man from the South questions whether you really do need the little finger on your left hand ...?

    The short stories featured in this book:

    • Taste
    • Lamb to the Slaughter
    • Man from the South
    • The Soldier
    • My Lady Love, My Dove
    • Dip in the Pool
    • Galloping Foxley
    • Skin, Poison
    • The Wish
    • Neck
    • The Sound Machine
    • Nunc Dimittis
    • The Great Automatic Grammatizator
    • Claud's Dog: The Ratcatcher, Rummins, Mr Hoddy, Mr Feasey


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    Product Information

    Availability: Worldwide
    Product ID: 9780241955703
    Publisher: Penguin
    Format: Paperback
    Illustrations: Black and White

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