Author(s): Roald Dahl
A collection of short stories. In "Taste", the stakes of a dinner-party bet reach distasteful heights; a wife serves up a new dish in "Lamb to the Slaughter"; and layers of deceit are stripped away in "Nunc Dimittis".
From the publication of James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the 1960s to his death in 1990, Roald Dahl became the most successful children's author in the world. Nearly twenty years later, a fresh generation of children seek out his work with instinctive fanaticism. His creations endure - through Hollywood movies, theatre adaptations and musical works, but still most potently of all through the pure magic of his writing upon the page.