Author(s): Roald Dahl
This title presents ten terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, from the master of the short story, Roald Dahl. During the Second World War Roald Dahl served in the RAF and even suffered horrific injuries in an air crash in the Libyan desert. Drawing on his own experiences as a fighter pilot, Dahl crafted these ten spine-tingling stories: of air battles in the sky; of the nightmare of being shot down; the infectious madness of conflict; and, the nervy jollity of the Mess and Ops room. Dahl brilliantly conveys the bizarre reality of a wartime pilot's daily existence, where death is a constant companion and life is lived from one heartbeat to the next. Stories include: "Death of an Old Man", "An African Story", "A Piece of Cake", "Madame Rosette", "Katina", "Yesterday was Beautiful", "They Shall Not Grow", "Beware of the Dog", "Only This", and "Someone Like You".
Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive - Irish Times
Roald Dahl is best known for his mischievous, wildly inventive stories for children. But throughout his life he was also a prolific and acclaimed writer of stories for adults. These sinister, surprising tales continue to entertain, amuse and shock generations of readers even today.