Roald Dahl's first-ever novel presents the scurrilous memoirs of that delightful old reprobate from switch bitch, Oswald Hendryks Cornelius - connoisseur, bon vivant, collector of spiders, scorpions, odd walking sticks, lover of opera, expert on Chinese porcelain, and without doubt the greatest fornicator of all time. In this delightful picaresque story, it is revealed how Uncle Oswald first achieved great wealth - all thanks to the Sundance blister beetle, which when ground to powder has the most electrifying aphrodisiac qualities. It is 1919 - armed with the powder and aided by the beautiful amoral Yasmin how comely, Oswald begins an audacious commercial enterprise which involves seducing the most famous men in Europe - from crowded heads to Bernard Shaw and Marcel Proust.
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Deliciously sly ( Observer)About the Author:
From the publication of James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the 1960s to his death in 1990, Roald Dahl became the most successful children’s author in the world. Nearly twenty years later, a fresh generation of children seek out his work with instinctive fanaticism. His creations endure - through Hollywood movies, theatre adaptations and musical works, but still most potently of all through the pure magic of his writing upon the page.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Volume XX of the Diaries of Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, word for word as he wrote it . . . Uncle Oswald is, if you remember, the greatest rogue, bounder, connoisseur, bon vivant and fornicator of all time. Here, many famous names are mentioned and there is obviously a grave risk that families and friends are going to take offence . . . Uncle Oswald discovers the electrifying properties of the Sudanese Blister Beetle and the gorgeous Yasmin Howcomely, a girl absolutely soaked in sex, and sets about seducing all the great men of the time for his own wicked, irreverent reasons. 'Immense fun' - Daily Telegraph. 'Raunchy exuberance and cheeky entertainment' - Sunday Express'Deliciously silly' - Observer. 'Extravagantly funny' - The New York Times Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140055770
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 208 pages. 7.00x4.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140055770
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140055770
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140055770