Jonathan Cape, 1982.
First edition, first printing. 4to. Unpaginated. Original illustrated boards by Quentin Blake. A fine copy. Lovely square & flat spine with none of the usual toning or bumping to corners. Internally clean, crisp, free of inscriptions & of course unread. Original price of £3.95net on rear cover. From the estate of a lady who bought multiple copies of Dahl's books on release and stowed them away immediately - an exceptional copy.
Dahl gives his interpretation of six well known fairy tales featuring surprise endings. A parody of traditional folk tales in verse.