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  • Roald Dahl Collection 16 Book Box Set - Ages 7-9 - Paperback 7-9 Penguin
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    Roald Dahl Collection 16 Books Box Set - Ages 7-9 - Paperback

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    Titles in This Set : Matilda Going Solo The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me George's Marvellous Medicine Fantastic Mr Fox The Magic Finger Esio Trot...

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  • Roald Dahl 16 Phizz Whizzing MP3 CD Books Collection 7-9 Puffin
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    The Roald Dahl Audio Collection 16 MP3 CD Set - Ages 7+ - Audiobook

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      Please note these are not Audio CDs. They are MP3 CDs. So you will not be able to play them with older Audio CD players. You will need MP3 CD pl...

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  • Roald Dahl Ladybird Readers 7 Books Collection Set - Ages 0-5 - Paperback 0-5 Ladybird
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    Roald Dahl Ladybird Readers 7 Books Collection Set - Ages 0-5 - Paperback

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    Titles In This Set :The Magic FingerThe Enormous CrocodileEsio TrotThe TwitsThe Giraffe and the Pelly and MeCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryJames ...

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  • Roald Dahl 8 Books - Adult - Collection Paperback Gift Pack Set Young Adult Penguin
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    Roald Dahl Centenary Editions 8 Books Collection Set - Fiction - Paperback

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    Titles in This Set 1. Deception2. Madness3. Cruelty4. Lust5. Trickery6. War7. Fear 8. Innocence Description: DeceptionWhy do we lie? Why do we de...

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  • Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book Popular Titles Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book

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    Which famous writer goes best with a hot dog? Roll Dahl of course!Laugh yourself silly with Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book, filled with over 400...

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  • Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition) Popular Titles Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Revolting Rhymes (Colour Edition)

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    Roald Dahl's irreverent and hilarious collection, Revolting Rhymes. This book is filled with revolting rhymes. (Be warned: It's no ordinary Once ...

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  • Roald Dahl: Whizzpopping Joke Book by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Roald Dahl: Whizzpopping Joke Book by Roald Dahl

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    Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine! Roald Dahl's Whizzpopping Joke Book is a collection of hundreds of great jokes would make eve...

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  • Matilda by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Matilda by Roald Dahl

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    A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams "So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those a...

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  • Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

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    A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David WalliamsBoggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat...

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  • The BFG by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    The BFG by Roald Dahl

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    A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily i...

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  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

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    A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David WalliamsFrom the world's NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER, James and the Giant peach is a children's classi...

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  • Matilda (Colour Edition) Popular Titles Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Matilda (Colour Edition)

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    Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now in a stunning large paperback format with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour. Matilda Wormw...

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  • The Twits by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    The Twits by Roald Dahl

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    A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs T...

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  • The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

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    Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting. Now it's made her so an...

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  • The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

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    The Enormous Crocodile starting to feel a bit peckish... what should he have for his lunch? This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river...

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  • The Witches by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    The Witches by Roald Dahl

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    A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David WalliamsOne child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disapp...

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  • The Enormous Crocodile (Colour Edition) Popular Titles Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    The Enormous Crocodile (Colour Edition)

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    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. Thi...

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  • The Twits (Colour Edition) by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    The Twits (Colour Edition) by Roald Dahl

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    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardin...

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  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Colour Edition) Popular Titles Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Colour Edition)

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    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me is a classic Roald Dahl story. ...

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  • Esio Trot by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

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    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!This is the wonderful and warm-hearted Roald Dahl classic, Esio Tr...

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  • Roald Dahl's Marvellous Colouring-Book Adventure Popular Titles Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Roald Dahl's Marvellous Colouring-Book Adventure

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    Colour your way through Roald Dahl's most beloved stories in this book of exquisite, highly detailed line art. From Willy Wonka's chocolate facto...

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  • Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

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    A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams Danny lives in a caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any bo...

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    James and the Giant Peach (Colour Edition)

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    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl in magnificent full colour. James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fa...

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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Colour Edition) by Roald Dahl Extended Range Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Colour Edition) by Roald Dahl

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    Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in glorious full colour. Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world. And ...

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Roald Dahl is one of the most popular authors in the world - one of his books is sold every 2.6 seconds. He’s the genius behind beloved stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda.  He’s sold over 300 million copies of his novels and short story collections, translated into 63 languages, and they remain favourites for life.

Roald was born to Norwegian parents in Wales in 1916. In his early career, Roald was a spy, a fighter pilot, and even invented medical equipment. He was best known for his short stories before writing James and the Giant Peach in 1961. After this, he wrote the classic movies You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, both adapted from Ian Fleming novels, and many more brilliant children’s stories like The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Thirty years after his death in 1990, his stories are still being made into plays, movies, musicals and animation. In fact, in September 2021, Netflix bought the Roald Dahl Story Company, which owns Dahl’s estate, which shows how popular his stories still are.

Roald Dahl is best known as one of the UK’s most beloved children’s authors. His long books (The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox), short books (The Enormous Crocodile) and poetry (Revolting Rhymes) are funny, mischievous, and filled with joyfully inventive language. All of them have been illustrated by the iconic Quentin Blake, the first Children’s Laureate. His pictures really capture the spiky and subversive side of Roald’s work and have become inseparable from the books. We stock a 16 book collection of Roald Dahl’s classic children books, a box set of 16 Roald Dahl audiobooks and 7 plays adapted from Roald Dahl stories.

Roald Dahl is also well-regarded as a writer of macabre short stories for adults. Originally published in magazines including The New Yorker and Playboy, they’re best known from collections like Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You. They were adapted for the classic TV series Tales of the Unexpected. They’re available in eight beautifully designed themed collections.

Roald Dahl’s stories often follow a young child seeking revenge on evil adults and wrongdoers. He invented more than 500 memorable words and character names across his stories, such as Oompa-Loompa, scrumdiddlyumptious, snozzcumbers and frobscottle. Roald Dahl named his language Gobblefunk. The Oxford University Press even created a unique Roald Dahl Dictionary, which featured nearly 8000 words he used in his stories.

Many of Roald Dahl’s ideas were inspired by his childhood days and later experience. For example, in his autobiographical book Boy, Dahl says his school used to taste-test Cadbury’s chocolate. This led to the invention of the famous Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory. He also wrote about his experiences in the war, including in the book Going Solo. These years also inspired the Gremlins. Pilots used to describe the malfunctions in their planes as little folkloric creatures causing havoc. These creatures made it into his first two novels, both published in the 40s, and an aborted Disney film.

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