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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (Penguin Fiction)

ISBN13: 9780140118476
ISBN: 0140118470
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.0
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Published Date:
Edition 5th THUS
Pages: 176
Average Goodreads rating: 3.69/5 (11 ratings)

The sweet scents of rural life infuse this beautifully crafted collection of Roald Dahl’s country stories, but there is always something unexpected lurking in the undergrowth. Whether it is taking a troublesome cow to be mated with a prime bull; dealing with a rat-infested hayrick; learning the ways and means of maggot farming; or describing the fine art of poaching pheasants using nothing but raisins and sleeping pills, Roald Dahl brings his stories of everyday country folk and their strange passions wonderfully to life. Lacing each tale with dollops of humor and adding a sprinkling of the sinister, Dahl ensures that this short story collection celebrates the sweet mysteries of life.
--penguinrandomhouse.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life Preface
Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
Parson’s Pleasure
The Ratcatcher
Rummins
Mr. Hoddy
Mr. Feasey
The Champion of the World