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Roald Dahl

  • 5 stars across 228 books
    Roald Dahl Biography
    Roald Dahl is one of the world’s greatest children’s book authors. Born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents, he was a mischievous child and was always in trouble at school.

    His dark, unsentimental stories are said to have been influenced by several tragedies during his lifetime. When he was just three, his sister and father died within months of each other and many years later, his son Theo was injured in an accident and his daughter Olivia, died of measles, aged just 7.

    Having loved the magical Norwegian folk stories his mother used to tell him as a child, he invented bedtime stories for his own children and these grew into the tales we love today. His tales often star child heroes fighting awful grown-ups. From George, who concocts a tonic to cure his horrid Grandma in George’s Marvellous Medicine, to orphan James who escapes his vile aunties by squashing them with an enormous peach in James and the Giant Peach – the good children always triumph.

    Aside from children’s books, Roald Dahl also wrote two collections of grisly children’s poems – Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts and was a prolific adult short story writer too. He delighted in shocking readers of all ages.

    Roald Dahl Facts
    His books have sold more than 200 million copies and been translated into 60 languages!

    David Walliams says Roald Dahl is his hero and is often compared to him. Illustrator Quentin Blake has illustrated both Roald Dahl books and David Walliams books.

    If you’re a real Roald Dahl fan, there’s a brilliant Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, where he lived for 30 years.

    Some good news for Roald Dahl fans, Netflix announced in January 2019 a major rights deal with the Roald Dahl Company, which could mean a ton of new films based on the Roald Dahl books!

    Our favourite Roald Dahl book characters
     
    1. Charlie Bucket
     
    “Charlie looked up. Four kind old faces were watching him intently from the bed. He smiled at them, a small sad smile, and then he shrugged his shoulders and picked up the chocolate bar and held it out to his mother, and said, 'Here, Mother, have a bit. We'll share it. I want everybody to taste it.’ ” Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
     
    The protagonist of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator is probably Dahl’s most heartwarming character. So poor and so passionate about chocolate, Charlie can only look forward to one chocolate bar a year, for his birthday. Generous, selfless, and kind-hearted, Charlie is a pillar of morality. When his luck finally starts improving, he is given the chance to prove his honesty to the peculiar and genius chocolatier Willy Wonka. Find yourself a mate like Charlie and you will be settled with a lifelong friendship.
     
    2. Matilda
     
    “From then on, every afternoon, as soon as her mother had left for bingo, Matilda would toddle down to the library. The walk took only ten minutes and this allowed her two glorious hours sitting quietly by herself in a cosy corner devouring one book after another.” Matilda
     
    Matilda is an extraordinary child. Completely ignored by her parents, she spends most of her time reading books and learning, as well as hanging out with her favourite teacher Miss Honey. She is also an expert prankster, her parents and her brother being her main victims. One day, she discovers she has telekinesis powers, which she will use both to help her teacher and to perform amazing and unforgettable practical jokes. Matilda is the perfect friend for story-time and the ideal partner in crime for epic pranks.
     
    3. The BFG
     
    “ ‘Here is the repulsant snozzcumber!’ cried the BFG, waving it about. ‘I squoggle it! I mispise it! I dispunge it! But because I is refusing to gobble up human beans like the other giants, I must spend my life guzzling up icky-poo snozzcumbers instead. If I don’t, I will be nothing but skin and groans.’ ” The BFG
     
    The BFG (or Big Friendly Giant) is another popular favourite. This weird character wandering around with a bag and a trumpet looks more menacing than he actually is. As a matter of fact, he has a very specific job to do: he catches dreams, which he then hides in a cave. There, he delivers good dreams to children and destroys nightmares for ever. A firm opponent of the man-eating diet practiced by many of his fellow giants, he loves eating snozzcumbers and drinking frobscottle. Despite these arguable culinary preferences, if you happen to meet the BFG, stick around him and great adventures (and amazing dreams) will be assured.
     
    4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
     
    “Every evening as soon as it got dark, Mr Fox would say to Mrs Fox, ‘Well, my darling, what shall it be this time? A plump chicken from Boggis? A duck or a goose from Bunce? Or a nice turkey from Bean?’ ” Fantastic Mr. Fox
     
    There is a reason why Mr. Fox is not simply Mr. Fox, but Fantastic Mr. Fox. He is clever, smart, in other words, a genius. His main goal in life is to feed his wife and his four little foxes, and his favourite location for foraging is the nearby farm. Fooling the farmers becomes his favourite sport, but as soon as he becomes a little bit too cocky, the trouble for his family begins. Mr. Fox is the perfect companion for sharing smart ideas and he is a fan of a well-hatched plan, but maybe you should teach him to practice some humbleness from time to time.
     
    5.     Mr. Hoppy
     
    “ ‘Oh, if only, he kept telling himself, if only he could do something tremendous like saving her life or rescuing her from a gang of armed thugs, if only he could perform some great feat that would make him a hero in her eyes, If only…’ ” Esio Trot
     
    Mr Hoppy, the male protagonist of Esio Trot, is a very shy old man who often feels lonely. His two biggest passions are his flowers and Mrs Silver, his neighbour. Mr Hoppy is desperately in love with Mrs Silver, but he has a contender: her tortoise Alfie. To win Mrs Silver’s love, Mr Hoppy has to use all his wit and skills. Will it be enough? If you are a bit shy and would like to find a way to declare your love to someone special, Mr Hoppy will be happy to share with you his knowledge, perseverance, (and poetical talents), to win the heart of your beloved.


    Our favourite Roald Dahl book quotes
    - “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” (The Twits)
    - “Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping is forbidden among human beans?” (The BFG)
    - “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” (Matilda)

     
    6th September 2007

    The Twits

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monk... More

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    11th February 2016

    The BFG

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! On a dark, silvery moonlit night,... More

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    11th February 2016

    Matilda

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams "So Matilda's strong young mind continued to gr... More

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    11th February 2016

    George's Marvellous Medicine

    'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Roald Dahl is the world's NUMBER ONE storytell... More

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    11th February 2016

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Mr Willy Wonka is the most ex... More

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    1st February 2013

    Fantastic Mr Fox

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams Boggis, Bunce and Bean are the meanest three farmers you cou... More

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    6th September 2007

    James and the Giant Peach

    From the world's NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER , James and the Giant peach is a children's classic that has captured young... More

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    3rd March 2016

    James and the Giant Peach

    Puffin Audiobooks presents a brand new recording of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, to be read by Gree... More

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    11th February 2016

    Esio Trot

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! This is the wonderful and warm-hear... More

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    7th February 2013

    The Witches

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themsel... More

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    11th February 2016

    The Magic Finger

    Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hun... More

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    7th July 2016

    Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

    Roald Dahl's irreverent and hilarious collection, Revolting Rhymes. This book is filled with revolting rhymes. (Be war... More

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    11th February 2016

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Billy's biggest wish is to turn a... More

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    11th February 2016

    Danny the Champion of the World

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the W... More

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    22nd February 2018

    Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book

    Enter the world of James and the Giant Peach, and head off on an incredible insect adventure. Now you can join James, T... More

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    7th February 2013

    BFG

    "A true genius ...Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants gu... More

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    30th May 2016

    The Enormous Crocodile (Colour Edition)

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! The Enormous Crocodile is planning wh... More

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    14th June 2018

    Roald Dahl's Opposites: (Lift-the-Flap)

    Learn your opposites with Roald Dahl's Opposites , from the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller (and with a little help ... More

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    7th September 2017

    Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

    A BRAND-NEW EDITION, ILLUSTRATED BY QUENTIN BLAKE FOR THE FIRST TIME. Pre-order now to complete your collectio... More

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    14th June 2018

    Roald Dahl's 123: (Counting Board Book)

    *Learn to count with Roald Dahl, the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller!* Introduce titchy toddlers to the magical... More

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    3rd March 2016

    The Enormous Crocodile

    The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river... More

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    4th September 2014

    James and the Giant Peach

    An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live... More

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    11th February 2016

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass El... More

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    3rd March 2016

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, read by the actor Douglas Hodge. T... More

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    1st February 2013

    Danny the Champion of the World

    'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Danny and his father outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, M... More

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    1st September 2016

    The BFG

    A splendiferous new hardback of THE BFG, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titl... More

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    3rd June 2010

    BFG

    Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only o... More

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    13th December 2004

    The Minpins

    Little Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, th... More

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    31st March 2016

    The Roald Dahl Treasury

    The Roald Dahl Treasury is a delightful collection by and about the World's Number One Storyteller. Four exciting secti... More

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    2nd June 2016

    The BFG

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY STEVEN SPIELBERG, starring Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance as THE BFG! O... More

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    2nd June 2016

    Roald Dahl: Whizzpopping Joke Book

    Roald Dahl's Whizzpopping Joke Book is a collection of hundreds of great jokes would make even the Trunchbull laugh! Ins... More

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    11th February 2016

    Boy: Tales of Childhood

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! BOY, Roald Dahl's bestselling autob... More

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    7th February 2013

    The Magic Finger

    'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storytell... More

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    6th September 2007

    Roald Dahl's Phizz-whizzing Audio Collection

    This is a beautifullly presented audio-CD tin containing audiobooks of three of Roald Dahl's best-loved stories. Spread ... More

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    6th September 2007

    Songs and Verse

    Exuberant rhymes are an intrinsic part of the appeal of Roald Dahl's books - and here are some classic and magical momen... More

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    3rd September 1992

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

    The Reverend Lee is suffering from a rare and acutely embarrassing condition: Back-to-Front Dyslexia. It affects only hi... More

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    11th February 2016

    Going Solo

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! As a young man, Roald Dahl's adve... More

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    3rd September 2015

    BFG

    A much-loved Roald Dahl story now in large, full colour format. When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of th... More

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    25th October 1984

    Dirty Beasts

    From pigs to crocodiles and tummy beasts to porcupines, these poems should keep children amused for hours.... More

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    6th September 2007

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a much-loved story by Roald Dahl, full of snozzberries, rainbow drops, luminous lol... More

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    2nd September 2010

    Esio Trot

    Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately, she lav... More

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    4th September 2008

    The Minpins

    Little Billy doesn't really believe there are monsters in the wood, but the red-hot smoke-belching gruncher is real enou... More

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    4th July 2013

    Going Solo

    The second part of Roald Dahl's remarkable life story, following on from Boy. When he grew up, Roald Dahl left England f... More

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    1st September 2009

    Roald Dahls Completely Revolting Recipes

    'Nose-Bags On!' 'Grub's UP!' A gloriumptious collection of favourite Roald Dahl recipes is here! 50 recipes in a delicio... More

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    30th August 2012

    Dirty Beasts

    Meet the dirtiest beasts in the world! The comic creations in these rhymes can be bloodthirsty, gruesome and often act i... More

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    2nd September 1997

    Roald Dahl Treasury,The

    Whether a beautiful gift for the Dahl fan or a stunning introduction to Roald Dahl's work; this superb hardback is jampa... More

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    28th February 2002

    BFG

    When little Sophie is snatched out of her bed in the dead of night by the BFG she fears the worst, but unlike his grisly... More

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    27th September 1979

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Plays for Children

    Roald Dahl's much-loved story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about how Charlie Bucket wins a ticket to visit Willy ... More

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    2nd June 2016

    The Magic Finger: (Colour Edition)

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Every Saturday morning the Greg f... More

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    16th August 2007

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

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    13th March 1995

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    Charlie and Willy Wonka are back, this time in a fantastic journey to outer space in their glass elevator.... More

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    13th March 1995

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    The gates of Willy Wonkas chocolate factory are opening at last . . . and only five children will be allowed inside.... More

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    15th August 2012

    Yr CMM

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    12th May 2015

    Y Gwrachod

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    18th December 2000

    The Twits

    Bored with playing school kiddish tricks on one another, the grotesque, satisfyingly revolting couple Mr and Mrs Twit tu... More

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    28th October 1993

    The BFG: Plays for Children

    Everybody loves the BFG. Now children can bring him to life! David Wood has created seven short plays to read and perfo... More

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    30th August 2001

    The Witches: Plays for Children

    Dare you take on the role of the Grand High Witch? David Wood has created seven short plays to read and perform. With n... More

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    1st September 2005

    D is for Dahl: A Gloriumptious A-Z Guide to the World of Roald Dahl

    From Aardvark to Zipfizzing, this is THE alphabetical guide to everything you ever needed to know - and a lot that you d... More

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    30th August 2007

    Dahlmanac 2

    It's a Roald Dahl extravaganza! Interesting diseases, the most heroic animals, beards, disguises, quizzes and pirates -... More

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    31st August 2006

    The Eejits

    The Gless Ee. Ye can play hunners o tricks wi a gless ee because ye can tak it oot and pap it back in again ony time ye ... More

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    24th July 2007

    Geordie's Mingin Medicine

    Geordie's grannie is a crabbit auld grumph. As far as she's concerned, Geordie can do nothing right. But, when the time ... More

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    29th September 2011

    James and the Giant Peach (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live... More

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    29th September 2011

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    What happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonka?s famous, myste... More

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    11th February 2016

    The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator together in a single bumper volume ... More

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    4th September 2008

    Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection

    Six Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the... More

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    4th July 2013

    Rhyme Stew

    A collection of irreverant rhymes featuring characters from fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes - as you've never see... More

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    7th November 2013

    Esio Trot

    The wonderful warm-hearted story of Mr Hoppy, Mrs Silver and the tortoise who brings them together.... More

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    5th March 2015

    Roald Dahl Treasury

    This wonderful collection is divided into four themed sections - Animals; Magic; Family, Friends and Foes; and Matters o... More

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    4th September 2014

    George's Marvellous Medicine

    Most grandmas are kind and helpful ladies. Not George's grandma. She's a grumpy and grizzly old grouch and George wants ... More

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    7th November 2013

    Enormous Crocodile

    The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other a... More

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    1st July 2003

    Hexen Hexen

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    2nd September 2010

    Giraffe And The Pelly And Me

    Take a giraffe with a magic neck, a pelican with a retractable beak and a very agile monkey, and what do you have? The w... More

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    30th August 2012

    Enormous Crocodile

    Squish crunch gollop - a very hungry, very enormous crocodile can't wait to fill his empty tummy with a fat juicy child.... More

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    2nd September 2010

    BFG

    When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night by a giant four times as tall as the tallest human, she ... More

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    27th September 2012

    Roald Dahl: Three Tales of Magic and Mischief

    A marvellous mix - this wonderful hardback bind-up contains George's "Marvellous Medicine", "Matilda", and "The Witches"... More

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    5th September 1996

    Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes

    From Willy Wonka's Nutty Crunch Surprise to the mound of mysterious spare ribs consumed by Hansel and Gretel in RHYME ST... More

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    6th March 2003

    George's Marvellous Medicine

    George's Grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish old woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered up mouth like a dog'... More

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    24th September 2010

    Casgliad Roald Dahl

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    17th November 1997

    L' Enorme Crocodile

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    1st February 1996

    Ffi Ffai Ffiaidd

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    28th August 2014

    Esio Trot: Book & Toy Boxset

    Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately, she lav... More

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    29th April 1982

    James and the Giant Peach: Plays for Children

    Join James as he escapes from his horrible aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures. This dramati... More

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    26th January 2010

    The Witches' Cat

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    6th May 2010

    Spotty Powder and Other Splendiferous Secrets

    This is a treasure trove of Dahl! Amazing facts - some funny, some silly - and an original chapter from "Charlie and the... More

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    25th March 2008

    The Sleekit Mr Tod

    Doon in the glen there were three ferms. The men that had these ferms were aboot as scunnersome and grippy as ony men ye... More

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    5th September 2013

    Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem

    Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem. Yucky! Where do you hide a glass eye? Sticky! How do you booby trap a peach? Tricky! W... More

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    30th April 1987

    Fantastic Mr Fox: The Play

    A short dramatization - perfect for schools - of Dahl's immensely popular story for younger readers in which clever Mr F... More

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    1st April 2013

    The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator together in a single bumper volume.Charlie an... More

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    1st May 2014

    Magic Finger

    This is the story of a little girl with magical powers. When someone makes her angry she zaps a punishment on them with ... More

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    5th September 2013

    Roald Dahls Heroes and Villains

    Enjoy four fabulous full-colour stories featuring some of Roald Dahl's most magnificent heroes and monstrous villains: T... More

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    5th September 2002

    Even More Revolting Recipes

    This disgusterously delicious collection of recipes from the books of Roald Dahl features such dainty delights as Boiled... More

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    1st September 2007

    Roald Dahl Calendar 2008

    A fabulous Roald Dahl calendar featuring the quirkiest, best-loved and most memorable characters in children's literatur... More

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    1st September 2007

    Roald Dahl Diary 2008

    Packed with Quentin Blake's instantly recognisable illustrations and featuring quotations from Roald Dahl's classic best... More

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    1st May 2014

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie longs to see inside Mr Willy Wonka's enormous chocolate factory. Now Mr Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the... More

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    2nd June 2016

    The BFG (Colour Edition & CD)

    This delightful edition of The BFG, by Roald Dahl is illustrated in full colour by Quentin Blake and accompanied b... More

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    7th July 2016

    The BFG (Colour Edition)

    'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.' On a dark, silvery moo... More

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    21st April 2016

    Penillion Ach-A-Fi

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    21st April 2016

    Cerddi Ffiaidd

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    30th June 2016

    The GFG: The Guid Freendly Giant (the BFG in Scots)

    To celebrate the Roald Dahl centenary, we've translated one of Dahl's best-loved books into Scots for the very first tim... More

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    3rd September 2009

    Roald Dahl's Glorious Galumptious Story Collection

    Five fantastic Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set: James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr... More

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    20th February 2012

    Nab Wrc

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    11th September 2009

    Mr Cadno Campus

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    1st September 2010

    Twits y

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    15th August 1920

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a collection of Roald Dahl stories covering a wide variety o... More

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    2nd May 2005

    Roald Dahl's Jack and the Beanstalk: A Gigantically Amusing Musical

    Roald Dahl's Jack and the beanstalk , the musical, has Jack (definitely whiffy) and the friendly farm animals defyi... More

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    20th January 2008

    Roald Dahl's Cinderella (Book + CD/CD-ROM)

    Roald Dahl's Cinderella joins Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and th... More

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    2nd April 2005

    Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears: An Impeccably Judged Musical

    Roald Dahl's Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a Roald Dahl musical for schools, joins the famously infamous Snow-... More

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    18th October 2004

    Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Glittering Galloping Musical

    Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs is a safe bet for a winning end of term performance. The expandable cast ... More

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    20th January 2007

    Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs (Book + CD/CD-ROM): A Tail-Twistingly Treacherous Musical

    Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs joins the famously infamous Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs and the very sm... More

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    4th April 1986

    Boy

    "I sat down in assembly one day and started to read this book to my two hundred and forty students, deciding that I woul... More

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    30th March 2000

    Ten Short Stories

    Contains: The Umbrella Man; Dip in the Pool; The Butler; The Hitchhiker; Mr Botibol; My Lady Love, My Dove; The Way Up t... More

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    31st July 2000

    Roald Dahl Collection

    This is a collection of nine short stories by one of Britain's best-loved writers. This edition is part of a series of p... More

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    2nd April 2005

    Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf: A Howling Hilarious Musical

    Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood joins the famously infamous Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs and the very s... More

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    5th September 2013

    The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories

    Thirteen of Roald Dahl's most unexpected tales. Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer?... More

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    5th September 2013

    Skin and Other Stories

    A collection of eleven short stories to startle, surprise and satisfy from the master of the twist in the tale, Roald Da... More

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    21st February 2013

    Y Bys Hud

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    1st November 2002

    The Witches

    'REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they wo... More

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    25th November 2004

    The Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka

    This special edition contains two of Roald Dahl's most famous stories, fully dramatised with music and sound effects. ... More

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    25th November 2004

    Fantastic Mr Fox and Other Animal Stories

    This special CD pack contains four of Roald Dahl's much-loved stories. THE GIRAFFE AND PELLY AND ME: In this classi... More

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    5th September 2013

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me & Esio Trot

    Two classic Roald Dahl stories brought to life as audiobook readings by House star Hugh Laurie, and Sir Quentin Blake. T... More

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    3rd March 2016

    The Magic Finger and The Minpins

    Puffin Audiobooks presents two of Roald Dahl's magical stories brought to life on audio by Kate Winslet and Bill Bailey,... More

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    3rd March 2016

    The BFG

    Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's The BFG, read by actor, writer, and Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams. T... More

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    3rd March 2016

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me & Esio Trot

    Two classic Roald Dahl stories brought to life as audiobook readings by House star Hugh Laurie, and Sir Quentin ... More

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    20th January 2008

    Roald Dahl's Cinderella Photocopy Licence

    A licence to photocopy the script, score and CD Rom for rehearsals of Roald Dahl's Cinderella. A licence... More

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    5th May 2016

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    1st September 2016

    Roald Dahl Scribble Book

    Draw your own Chocolate Factory! Design a fantastic home for Mr Fox! Dream some dreams! Write, draw and imagine you... More

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    1st September 2016

    The Roald Dahl Centenary Boxed Set

    The top ten bestselling and best-loved Roald Dahl stories of all time, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Ch... More

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    15th September 2016

    Roald Dahl 100 Phizz-Whizzing Postcards

    Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this little box - tremendous postcards are inside. From Golden Tickets an... More

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    8th July 2016

    Pastai Odl

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    3rd November 2016

    Roald Dahl's Glorious Galumptious Story Collection

    Five fantastic Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set: James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic ... More

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    1st April 2016

    Rhyme Stew

    RHYME STEW by Roald Dahl is a collection of raucous rhymes for older children featuring characters from fairy tales, fab... More

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    28th September 2016

    Chairlie and the Chocolate Works: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Scots

    Weelcome, ma freends! Weelcome tae ma chocolate works! When Mr Wullie Wonka invites five bairns ben intae his warld-fam... More

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    3rd November 2016

    Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection

    Six Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , Charlie a... More

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    4th May 2017

    Skin and Other Stories

    HOW would you dispose of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? WHERE would you hide a diamond where no... More

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    4th May 2017

    The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories

    CAN a machine really do the job of a writer? HOW would you take exact revenge on a cruel tabloid journalist... More

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    4th May 2017

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

    Roald Dahl - the grand master of the short story - turns his pen to anything, twisting everyday life into powerful, an... More

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    23rd February 2017

    George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour book and CD)

    George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, G... More

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    30th September 2016

    Twits, Y

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    26th October 2016

    Y Gwrachod

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    30th November 2016

    Nab Wrc

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    3rd August 2017

    The BFG: The Plays

    Everybody loves the BFG. Now children can bring him to life! Children will have a phizzwizardly good time - and the... More

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    1st August 2010

    Willy Wonka's Whipplescrumptious Annual 2011

    Bursting with fantabulous fun, including story extracts, games, puzzles, ideas to make, colour and draw and crammed with... More

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    5th August 2010

    Willy Wonka's Whipplescrumptious Collection

    Greetings to you, lucky finder of this Golden Ticket! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful su... More

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    29th April 1982

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

    Roald Dahl turns his pen to anything, twisting everyday life into powerful, and sometimes terrifying fantasies: turtles,... More

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    3rd March 2016

    More About Boy: Tales of Childhood

    MORE ABOUT BOYcontains a wealth of new photos, facts and writings about Roald Dahl and his childhood, together with the ... More

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    29th August 2011

    Boy: Tales of Childhood

    Boy is the story of Roald Dahl's very own boyhood, including tales of sweet-shops and chocolate, mean old ladies and a G... More

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    1st September 2008

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

    Billy's biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pel... More

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    1st September 2010

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie Bucket loves chocolate. And Mr Willy Wonka, the most wonderous inventor in the world, is opening the gates of hi... More

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    25th January 2018

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (colour edition)

    Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator in glorious full colour for the very first time! WHOOSH! Insi... More

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    26th September 2013

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me: Book & Toy Boxset

    Take a giraffe with a magic neck, a pelican with a retractable beak and a very agile monkey, and what do you have? The w... More

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    25th September 1997

    Revolting Recipes

    ROALD DAHL'S REVOLTING RECIPES AS PRESENTED BY GARY RHODES ON BBC TV Fresh mudburgers, hot frogs, lickable wallpaper, st... More

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    1st September 2005

    D is for Dahl

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    6th October 1994

    Danny the Champion of the World

    annys dad had a secret, but now the secrets out and its going to lead Danny on the adventure of a lifetime.... More

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    1st April 1996

    James and the Giant Peach

    For young James Henry Trotter, life with the exceedingly nasty Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker is pure misery. Jame dreams o... More

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    1st February 2009

    The Magic Finger

    The Gregg family loves hunting, but their eight-year-old neighbor can't stand it. After countless pleas for them to stop... More

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    14th January 2002

    Skin & Other Stories

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    21st May 1981

    George's Marvellous Medicine

    George's Grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish old woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered up mouth like a dog'... More

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    6th September 2004

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Roald Dahl himself reads this classic favourite from the grand master of storytelling. When Charlie Bucket hears about ... More

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    29th November 2001

    The Enormous Crocodile

    The Enormous Crocodile is the greediest creature in the whole jungle and he loves eating children! He's a terrible boast... More

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    4th July 1996

    James and the Giant Peach

    James has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since the day his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo by an angry e... More

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    27th June 1985

    The Witches

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    6th September 2007

    James and the Giant Peach

    James and the Giant Peach is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl. An enormous escaped rhinoce... More

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    6th September 2007

    The Witches

    Complete and unabridged recording of this classic Dahl tale, read by Lynn Redgrave.A book about 'real witches' - the one... More

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    6th September 2007

    James and the Giant Peach

    Complete and unabridged, this is a very special recording of this hugely popular Dahl tale, handsomely read by Oscar-win... More

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    6th September 2007

    The BFG

    Complete and unabridged version of this classic Dahl tale, read by Natasha Richardson.The funny, exciting and warm story... More

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    6th September 2007

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    The superb sequel to the ever-popular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, read by Eric Idle. Charlie has now won Willy W... More

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    6th September 2007

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    The complete and unabridged audiobook edition of the classic Dahl tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, brilliantly re... More

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    7th April 2003

    James and the Giant Peach

    Now available in this newly designed, vibrant and abridged CD edition of one of your all time favourite Roald Dahl child... More

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    7th April 2003

    The Enormous Crocodile

    New design for this favourite unabridged story from the grand master of storytelling. Read by Roald Dahl, himself. The... More

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    1st May 2012

    The Enormous Crocodile: Book and Toy Gift Set

    Read The Enormous Crocodile and play with the gorgeous soft toy.The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his ... More

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    4th September 2008

    Esio Trot & The Minpins

    The absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley reads two of Roald Dahl's touching tales, Esio Trot and The Minpins, for this unab... More

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    3rd May 2018

    The Enormous Crocodile (Book and CD)

    The Enormous Crocodile's stomach is grumbling... but he has a dastardly plan for his lunch... The foul fiend, the... More

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    31st December 1999

    Dirty Beasts

    Niffs and whiffs, stinks and smells - sometimes nice, but frequently not - have always played an important part in the w... More

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    3rd September 2018

    How Not To Be A Twit and Other Wisdom from Roald Dahl

    Never grow up, always down. Those are the wise words from the world's number one storyteller- Roald Dahl. No... More

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    28th June 1984

    The Best of Roald Dahl

    This title includes stories such as: "Madame Rosette", "Man From the South", "The Sound Machine", "Taste", "Dip in the P... More

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    13th June 2019

    Roald Dahl's Colours

    This sturdy board book is the perfect introduction to the world of Roald Dahl - and is just right for little hands. Look... More

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    13th June 2019

    Roald Dahl's ABC

    A is for . . . Anteater B is for . . . Books C is for . . . Crocodile D is for . . . Delicious! Learn your ABC i... More

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    Roald Dahl's Matilda's How to be a Genius: Brilliant Tricks to Bamboozle Grown-Ups

    MATILDA WORMWOOD is a genius - her brain fizzes and bubbles with brilliance. She outwits her gruesome ... More

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