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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl

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I loved this collection of seven short stories and they're up there in my favourites! 'Luck Break' is autobiographical and explains how Dahl started his career in writing after serving as a fighter pilot during World War II.

 

Others include:

Boy who talked with animals

The hitch-hiker

The Mildenhall treasure

The Swan

The wonderful story of Henry Sugar

 

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I recently picked up a couple of his short story collections whilst browsing through charity shops, I've only read a few of the stories so far but they have been brilliant. I didn't realise he wrote anything for older readers but I'm real glad he did, 'Tales of the Unexpected' is genius

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Damn. Memory lane trip.

 

I had to read this for a project in English. This was probably before I even started GCSE's (24 now) so quite a while back.

 

The title story is the one about the guy who trains himself to see through playing cards, no?

 

Was a cool book if I remember rightly.

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Thanks so much for this, it's my nephew's birthday soon, and this collection will make a nice little present for him, as he has already read pretty much everything from Roal Dahl.

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This is a good book for kids who like Roald Dahl,This book has six stories and all are very good and entertaining.I especially enjoyed the hitchhiker and of course, Henry Sugar.

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I was given Someone Like You, another short story collection by Dahl, for World Book Night - I haven't read it yet but it does look good!

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