Roald Dahl was a master of macabre comedy, as well as being one of the greatest children’s writers of the 20th century. This collection brings together all of his short stories, published in chronological order.
The stories in David Constantine’s fifth collection all orbit around a moment of personal crisis, a pressure point where the weight of the past or the present becomes unbearable. These crises may be brought on by a bereavement, a personal failure or trauma, or a crisis of identity. But in all cases, what’s at stake is a life worth living.