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This is an auction for AH, SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE by Roald Dahl.

"An antique dealer posing as a clergyman to help his business turn a larger profit is one of the con artists, poachers and thieves who inhabit the rustic community introduced in these seven stories. Dahl shrewdly uses ostensibly simple fables as vehicles for richly mordant examinations of human foibles."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

"All the stories sparkle with vibrant characters, humorous dialogue and sly rustic lore and cunning Sunday Express Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive."
- Irish Times

From Wikipedia:

"Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl is a 1989 short story collection by Roald Dahl. The book is a collection of seven of Dahl's stories published in various magazines and collections in the 1940s and 1950s. Containing a lot of black humour, the book contains sickening and grotesque stories about rat-catching, maggot breeding, poaching, and the mysteries and eccentricities of rural life. The first story “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life” talks about the trouble of taking a cow to be mated with a prime bull. Mr Rummins is an expert at helping the mating process, in which he can guarantee the gender of the offspring."

Penguin paperback 1990.

162 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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