Two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion - with each other's wives; a slighted old man takes an elaborate and chilling revenge on his tormentor; a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband....
Lust highlights a domestic familiarity always on the edge of something much, much darker. Collected together for the first time, stories include 'Madame Rosette', 'Neck', 'Georgy Porgy', 'The Visitor', 'The Last Act', 'The Great Switcheroo', 'Bitch', 'Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life', 'The Ratcatcher' and 'Nunc Dimittis'.
All the stories have a strange atmosphere but each is very clever, written by a master author and beautifully read.
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Very good to entertain a king. Good to read late at night. Thank you and we ll read.
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Enjoyed most of the narration. A little long-winded at times and stories became difficult to follow.
Richard E. Grant is a sublime Uncle Oswald in two stories from Switch Bitch. A couple of other gems made this a really enjoyable anthology.
Clever stories, well written and beautifully read make this book a joy to listen to.
The Richard E Grant stories were my favourites. A fun collection of stories by the master story teller.
Roald Dahl was a favourite as a child, I read & reread "Georges Marvellous Medicine" over & over again. Although these stories wouldn't be suitable or understandable for children, Mr Dahl still managed to add his brand of playful wickedness; & I laughed out loud more than once. Suitable for newbies to his work, & us old hands at it, alike. Wonderful book. Thank you Mr Dahl wherever you are.