Vengeance is Mine

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was one of the greatest storytellers ever to have lived. From Charlie to Matilda he's delighted generations of children.

But he also wrote slightly more grown up stories: mischievous, funny, and definitely not just for kids. Discover the darker side of Dahl with these, his thrillingly sinister but always entertaining, adult short stories.

Specially chosen in a new edition exclusively for World Book Night, these stories will amuse, delight and intrigue young adults who loved Dahl when they were kids.

Fiction, Young Adult, Short Stories
160 pages

What we thinkRoald Dahl

Exciting, dark, funny, thrilling and intriguing, we feel very priviliged and excited to have a special edition of Roald Dahl short stories for World Book Night. Designed to entice young adults who loved Dahl when they were kids but have fallen out of the habit of reading they are perfect for re-engaging and exciting the most reluctant of readers.

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As well as his bestselling novels, Roald Dahl wrote dozens of short stories. You can discover them at


Author biography

The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.

His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

He died in November 1990.







On World Book Night

World Book Night is a visionary idea and I am totally thrilled that The Island has been included as one of the titles this year.  By definition, stories are created to be shared and to be part of this massive incentive to spread the pleasure of books and reading is an enormous privilege for a writer.  

Victoria Hislop

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