The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories

Dahl and disturbing. Twist your brain! Did you know that as well as writing children’s books, Roald Dahl was a master of macabre short stories? We’re don’t mean The Witches. These tales really are too freaky for little kids. But you’re old enough to read them now – if you dare! Here are thirteen darkly funny examples of Dahl’s celebrated short stories, with shocking and creepy twists at every turn. Can a machine really do the job of a writer? How would you take revenge on a cruel tabloid journalist? Why does no one ever come out of an eccentric landlady’s house? Scare yourself silly finding out!

  • Thirteen short stories by the legendary Roald Dahl
  • Tense quick reads perfect for reading in instalments
  • Darkly funny thrillers for fans of Horowitz Horror
  • Dahl is revered as an icon of the short story genre

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!


    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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