New Release Books by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is the author of Lust (2016), Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary (2016), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2007), Roald Dahl's the Twits (2015) and other 358 books.

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Lust

release date: Aug 25, 2016
Lust
From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories We fall not in love but in lust . . . Lust, in all its myriad forms, consumes us. What won''t we do to achieve our heart''s desire? In these ten tales of twisted love master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how our darkest impulses reveal who we really are. Here you''ll read a story concerning wife swapping with a sting in its tail, hear of the aphrodisiac that drives men into a frenzy, discover the last act in a tale of jilted first love and discover the naked truth of art, among others. Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears and Lust is one of four books - the rest being Madness, Cruelty and Deception - that explore our hidden selves.

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

release date: May 05, 2016
Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
A dictionary of real and invented words used by the world''s best storyteller. The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary reveals what they mean, where they came from and how he used them in his stories. It will inspire you to choose and use each word brilliantly in your own writing - whether it''s a real word, a Roald Dahl word or your own made-up one!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A dramatic adaptation of the story about Willy Wonka, his wondrous chocolate factory, and Charlie Bucket''s good fortune offers a script complete with stage directions and suggestions for lighting, scenery, and props.

Roald Dahl's the Twits

release date: Apr 08, 2015
Roald Dahl's the Twits
Following successful adaptations of Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl''s The Twits has been mischievously adapted for the stage by the brilliantly inventive playwright Enda Walsh. Dahl''s funniest, stinkiest book is turned upside down, as Walsh--best known for adapting the film Once into an internationally acclaimed musical--brings this revolting revolution thrillingly to life.

The BFG

release date: Feb 01, 2007
The BFG
With notes on staging, props, and costumes, a collection of plays based on the author''s book can be performed with the minimum of experience or resources. Reprint.

Roald Dahl Address Book

release date: Sep 01, 2006
Roald Dahl Address Book
With lively, and instantly recognisable illustrations from Quentin Blake, and quotes from the phenomenally successful Roald Dahl classics, there can be no better way to keep track of your friends and family than with the utterly wondercrump Roald Dahl address book. The book is tabbed throughout with two letters per section. Each section is introduced with a quote about the home of a famous Dahl character. Can you guess who lives here: ''As soon as he was inside, he stopped and turned and rolled the great stone back into place so that the entrance to his secret cave was completely hidden from outside.'' (Hint: it''s a Giant secret cave...!) The layout is designed to be clear and user-friendly, with plenty of space for details, including mobile and email. There are also pages to ensure that you never forget the birthdays of your Glamourly Friends or Whooshey Relations, or the addresses of any of your favourite places to visit - scrumdiddlyumptious shops and propsposterous places alike! The address book will form a fantastic companion volume for the Roald Dahl diary, but also works just as well as a stand-alone product.

The Mildenhall Treasure

release date: Jan 01, 2014

Collected Stories

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Collected Stories
A definitive compilation of short fiction for adults from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other children''s classics blends the macabre with humor and the grotesque in such works as "The Landlady," set in an unusual boardinghouse with two small, permanent clientele; "Pig," a study of vegetarianism; and "Man from the South." 25,000 first printing.

The Complete Short Stories

release date: Sep 12, 2013
The Complete Short Stories
The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl in the second of two unsettling and sinister volumes. ''Dahl finds the child in the adult and the adult in the child and, with a little smile, he sticks the knife in both'' Anthony Horowitz, from his introduction Roald Dahl is one of the world''s most popular writers, equally at home writing for both children and adults. In this, the second of two volumes chronologically collecting all his published adult short stories, we experience Dahl''s dark and powerful imagination in full flight in 28 stories written between 1954 and 1988 (including eight tales which are not available in any other printed edition). Here, in ''Parson''s Pleasure'', a piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain; in ''William and Mary'', a wife revenges herself on her dead husband; and in ''Royal Jelly'' some new parents find an unusual and unsettling way to give their newborn its start in life. Whether you''re young or old, once you''ve stepped into the brilliant, troubling world of Roald Dahl, you''ll never be the same again. ''One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation'' The Times ''The absolute master of the twist in the tale'' Observer Look out for Volume One, introduced by Charlie Higson. 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.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book

release date: May 16, 2013
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book
Which famous writer goes best with a hot dog? Roll Dahl of course! Laugh yourself silly with Roald Dahl''s Marvellous Joke Book, filled with over 400 hilarious jokes, limericks and riddles, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Based on Roald Dahl''s most famous characters you will be chortling away with Matilda, Charlie, George, The BFG, James and many more! Roald Dahl was full of fun and mischief, and LOVED all kinds of jokes- the sillier the better, like chocolate-covered chickens to grizzly, grouchy grandmas. This side-splitting book includes his own ''knock-knock'' jokes, keeping all practising jokesters amused for hours!

Only This (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

release date: Sep 13, 2012
Only This (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Only This is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Only This, Roald Dahl, one of the world''s favourite authors, tells of a mother restlessly waiting for her bomber crewman son to return form a raid . . . Only This is taken from the short story collection Over to You, which includes nine other dramatic and terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, and is drawn from Dahl''s own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Sophie Okonedo. 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.

Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem
Excerpts from Roald Dahl''s children''s books with instructions for related practical jokes.

Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected
Inside these covers you will meet the man prepared to wager his daughter''s hand in marriage over the breed and vintage of a bottle of wine; the traveller who throws himself overboard on a cruise liner just to win a bet; the innocuous-seeming landlady whose guests stay for longer than they intended; and Edward who takes on a deeply mysterious cat.

Matilda

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Matilda
Matilda''s parents have called her some terrible things, but the truth is she''s a genius and they''re the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, soon find out when Matilda discovers she has a very special power.

Roald Dahl's Heroes and Villains

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Roald Dahl's Heroes and Villains
Enjoy four fabulous full-colour stories featuring some of Roald Dahl''s most magnificent heroes and monstrous villains: The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Twits, George''s Marvellous Medicine In the good corner find inventive George who stands up to his grizzly, grumpy grandma by mixing a potion unlike any other. And meet Mr Muggle-Wump and his family, whose bravery and quick-thinking lead to extraordinary events. In the bad corner Mr and Mrs Twit are the most terrible twosome you could ever have the misfortune to meet. And beware the crafty, child-guzzling crocodile...

Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

release date: Sep 13, 2012
Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Royal Jelly is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In Royal Jelly, Roald Dahl, one of the world''s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a husband and wife, unable to get their new baby to feed, hit upon a novel and disturbing solution . . . Royal Jelly is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. ''Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.'' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Oliver-award-winning actor Adrian Scarborough. 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.

Over to You

release date: Jan 28, 2010
Over to You
In Over to You, ten terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot are told by the master of the short story, Roald Dahl. During the Second World War Roald Dahl served in the RAF and even suffered horrific injuries in an air crash in the Libyan desert. Drawing on his own experiences as a fighter pilot, Dahl crafted these ten spine-tingling stories: of air battles in the sky; of the nightmare of being shot down; the infectious madness of conflict; and the nervy jollity of the Mess and Ops room. Dahl brilliantly conveys the bizarre reality of a wartime pilot''s daily existence, where death is a constant companion and life is lived from one heartbeat to the next. ''One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation'' The Times ''The great magician'' Spectator 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.

Going Solo

release date: Jan 22, 2009
Going Solo
The children''s author recounts his adventures as a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, living in the jungle, and later flying a fighter plane in World War II.

William and Mary (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

release date: Sep 13, 2012
William and Mary (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
William and Mary is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In William and Mary, Roald Dahl, one of the world''s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wronged woman takes revenge on her dead husband . . . William and Mary is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a husband and wife who hit upon a novel way to feed their baby; and others. ''Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.'' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Juliet Stevenson and Adrian Scarborough. 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.

The Last Act (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

release date: Sep 13, 2012
The Last Act (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
The Last Act is a short, sharp, sad story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale. In The Last Act, Roald Dahl, one of the world''s favourite authors, tells a story of human darkness and frailty. Here, a woman''s reconnection with an old-flame does not go as expected . . . The Last Act is taken from the short story collection Switch Bitch, which includes three other black comedies which capture the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex. ''One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation.'' (The Times ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Gillian Anderson. 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.

Man from the South (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

release date: Sep 13, 2012
Man from the South (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Man from the South is a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Man from the South, Roald Dahl, one of the world''s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a man takes part in a very unusual bet, one with appalling consequences . . . Man from the South is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. ''The absolute master of the twist in the tale.'' (Observer ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Stephen Mangan. 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.

Taste (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

release date: Sep 13, 2012
Taste (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Taste is a short, sharp, disturbing story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Taste, Roald Dahl, one of the world''s favourite authors, tells a dark and curious story about the twisted side of human nature. Here, two men make an unusual and chilling wager over the provenance of a bottle of wine . . . Taste is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. ''The absolute master of the twist in the tale.'' (Observer ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by the inimitable Richard E. Grant. 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.

A Piece of Cake (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

release date: Sep 13, 2012
A Piece of Cake (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
A Piece of Cake is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In A Piece of Cake, Roald Dahl, one of the world''s favourite authors, tells the horrific story of a pilot whose plane crashes in the desert. A Piece of Cake is taken from the short story collection Over to You, which includes nine other dramatic and terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, and is drawn from Dahl''s own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. 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.

Galloping Foxley (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

release date: Sep 13, 2012
Galloping Foxley (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Galloping Foxley is a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Galloping Foxley, Roald Dahl, one of the world''s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a commuter is disturbed by an encounter with a man he vividly remembers from school . . . Galloping Foxley is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. ''The absolute master of the twist in the tale.'' (Observer ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by the great Richard Griffiths. 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.

Roald Dahl 15 Book Box Set

release date: Mar 01, 2010
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