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My Uncle Oswald - Roald Dahl
My Uncle Oswald
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140055771 (0140055770)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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viim
viim rated it
An unexpected and thoroughly enjoyable offering from a beloved author. Funny and sexy, and ends just when your interest starts to lag. I'm glad I didn't send this to my little sister with the rest of the Roald Dahl books.
PJE
PJE rated it
3.0 My Uncle Oswald
Just as a dog is not just for Christmas, a Dahl is not just for children. In fact, in this case it's not for children at all. Oh, no. You really don't want your kids reading this one. It's a bit mucky to say the least, what with it being full of fornication. Allegedly taken from the diaries of his U...
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