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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl

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#1 arewenearlythere


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:52 PM

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


#2 FaustoMerckx


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:33 AM

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

#3 wickedvoodoo


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:33 AM

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.

#4 Deborah


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:21 PM

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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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:54 AM

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.

#6 nicola8989


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:35 AM

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!

#7 Warwick


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:20 PM

I haven't read it, but the titles seem interesting enough to make me look for it the next time I go to the library... :P

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