This is a new collection of Roald Dahl stories, all on a theme of country matters; they will all feature those wily characters Claud, Rummins and Bert, who appeared so memorably in Dahl's famous story, parson's pleasure. There will be seven stories in the book, including one ("Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life") that has never appeared in book form before. Roald Dahl has written a new introduction, and the book will be enhanced by line drawings.
From the publication of James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the 1960s to his death in 1990, Roald Dahl became the most successful children's author in the world. Nearly twenty years later, a fresh generation of children seek out his work with instinctive fanaticism. His creations endure - through Hollywood movies, theatre adaptations and musical works, but still most potently of all through the pure magic of his writing upon the page.