Part of the Penguin 'Centenary Collection' commemorating 100 years of the RAF.
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.
His account of life as a fighter pilot in the Western Desert and n
Greece has the thrilling intensity and the occasional grotesqueness
of his fiction
Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror
A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship
*The new York Times Book Review*