Jonathan Cape, 1981.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Light blue boards with gilt titles. Red pictorial dustwrapper by Quentin Blake. A fine copy with clean boards. No inscriptions & no marks to textblock edges. Unopened & unread. The fine dustwrapper is in lovely condition with absolutely no fading to red spine. From the estate of a lady who bought multiple copies of Dahl's books on release and stowed them away immediately - an exceptional copy.
George's grandma is a grumpy old woman who is selfish, ugly & mean - he hates children. Each day she take medicine which appears to have absolutely no effect at all. One morning George finds himself looking after her and this is all the chance he needs to knock up a wizardly medicinal brew of all the awful household ingredients he can find - Dahl at his devilishly best.