The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 27, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about a landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? Here are thirteen of Roald Dahl’s most unexpected tales, offering young readers the perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius. From the sensitivity of stories such as ‘Katina’ to the surprising creepiness of ‘Taste’, these stories are full of all the fun, excitement and wonder of Roald Dahl’s writing, offering originality, ingenuity, horror, unexpected twists and turns, a touch of the macabre – and much more besides.

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Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more.

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