Over to You
Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying
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|Format:||Paperback, 240 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 September 2011|
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.
About the Author
Roald Dahl is best known for his mischievous, wildly inventive stories for children. But throughout his life he was also a prolific and acclaimed writer of stories for adults. These sinister, surprising tales continue to entertain, amuse and shock generations of readers even today.
Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive Irish Times
|Publisher: ||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.17 kg)|