Over to You

Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying

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Over to You

Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying

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Roald Dahl was badly wounded in Libya during the war, but he went on to serve in the RAF in Greece and Syria. In these spine-tingling tales of battles in the sky - and in the psyche - he draws on his own experiences and those of his friends and colleagues to convey the bizarre reality of a pilot's existence.

From the nervy jollity of life in the Ops room and the Mess in 'Death of an Old Old Man' to the nightmarish horror of being shot down in 'A Piece of Cake', or the infectious madness of war in 'Someone Like You', these stories capture with chilling clarity the experience of living with the daily possibility of extinction.

--back cover

Publish Date
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Pages
160

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Previews available in: Russian English Dutch

Edition Availability
Cover of: Перехожу на прием
Перехожу на прием
2011, Домино, ЭКСМО
Hardcover in Russian
Cover of: Over to You
Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying
1991?, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: Over en Sluiten
Over en Sluiten
1988-10, Meulenhoff
Mass Market Paperback in Dutch - Dertiende druk

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Book Details


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London, England

First Sentence

"Oh God, how I am frightened."

Table of Contents

Death of an old, old man. --
An African story. --
A piece of cake. --
Madame Rosette. --
Katina. --
Yesterday was beautiful. --
They shall not grow old. --
Beware of the dog. --
Only this. --
Someone like you.

Edition Notes

UK

Copyright Date
1946

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
160
Dimensions
7.8 x 5 x 0.5 inches
Weight
4.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9300892M
Internet Archive
overtoyoutenstor00dahl
ISBN 10
0140035745
ISBN 13
9780140035742
OCLC/WorldCat
851795860, 1014199553, 1074621979
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0140035745
Google
oopaAAAAMAAJ
Library Thing
54448
Goodreads
44522

Work Description

Over to You brings together 10 of Roald Dahl's earliest stories, many of them set during the Second World War and drawing on his own experiences as a fighter pilot. It includes his first paid piece of writing, the short story A Piece of Cake, which was originally published in 1942 in American magazine The Saturday Evening Post under the title Shot Down Over Libya.

The 10 stories featured are:



Contained in:
The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl: Volume I
Kiss, Kiss / Over to You / Switch Bitch / Someone Like You / Four Tales of the Unexpected / My Uncle Oswald

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Oh God, how I am frightened.
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first sentence

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