“The secret of life', he said, 'is to become very very good at somethin' that's very very 'ard to do": First Edition of Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More; Inscribed by Him
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
Item Number: 100743
London: Jonathan Cape, 1977.
First edition of this collection of seven short stories by the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Blake Love Roald Dahl.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Susan Shields. Photograph by Sophie Baker.
Includes the titular story as well as "The Boy Who Talked to Animals," "The Hitch-hiker" and "The Swan"; the non-fiction works "A Piece of Cake"—Dahl's first written and published story, about his experiences in the RAF—and "The Mildenhall Treasure"; and "Lucky Break" an essay about his writing career and his advice for aspiring authors.