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Royal Jelly

(2012)
A Short Story from Roald Dahl's 'Kiss Kiss'
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Royal Jelly is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.

In Royal Jelly, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a husband and wife, unable to get their new baby to feed, hit upon a novel and disturbing solution . . .

Royal Jelly is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others.

'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle )

This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Oliver-award-winning actor Adrian Scarborough.

Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Genre: Horror

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Audio Editions

September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Author(s): Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Author(s): Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Author(s): Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU