My Uncle Oswald

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 28, 2002 - Fiction - 288 pages

Meet Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, Roald Dahl's most disgraceful and extraordinary character . . .

Aside from being thoroughly debauched, strikingly attractive and astonishingly wealthy, Uncle Oswald was the greatest bounder, bon vivant and fornicator of all time. In this instalment of his scorchingly frank memoirs he tells of his early career and erotic education at the hands of a number of enthusiastic teachers, of discovering the invigorating properties of the Sudanese Blister Beetle, and of the gorgeous Yasmin Howcomely, his electrifying partner in a most unusual series of thefts . . .

'Raunchy and cheeky entertainment' Sunday Express

'Immense fun' Daily Telegraph

Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

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User Review  - PeggyK49 - www.librarything.com

I only recently "discovered" Roald Dahl. Don't get me wrong, I knew of him, it's just that I never thought to read anything he had written. That changed after reading a book of his short stories. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - SadieBabie - LibraryThing

This is the first of Dahl's adult novels I've ever read, though his children's books are some of my favourites of all time. But I really don't know how to feel about it... It's a children's book with ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in 1916 in Wales of Norwegian parents. He was educated in England before starting work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa, and began writing after a 'monumental bash on the head' sustained as an RAF fighter pilot during the Second World War. He worked in a tiny hut in the apple orchard of his house in Buckinghamshire until his death in 1990 at the age of 74. Roald Dahl's many books continue to be read by children the world over who delight in the magic of his marvellous storytelling. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total sales are 100 million worldwide!

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