Try a refreshing "Dip in the Pool" and savour the delights of "Skin", follow "Galloping Foxley" and sample a little "Poison". This collection, one of Roald Dahl's earliest, is guaranteed to appeal to Someone Like You.
In the opening story, "Taste", the stakes of a dinner-party bet reach distasteful heights, and a wife serves up a new dish in "Lamb to the Slaughter" which goes down well with the boys in blue. Layers of deceit are stripped away in "Nunc Dimittis", but what is revealed is far from honest. Meanwhile the "Man from the South" questions whether you really do need the little finger on your left hand...?
Vendettas and desperate quests, bitter memories and sordid fantasies thwarted - here are fifteen reasons why Roald Dahl is the master of the short story.