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A Poser from Stella and Rose


Banned Books Week – Can you guess which one? | Stella & Rose's Books – News

“Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life. He lived peacefully with his mother and father in a beautiful house beside the sea. There were always plenty of other children for him to play with, and there was the sandy beach for him to run about on, and the ocean to paddle in. It was the perfect life for a small boy.

Then, one day, James’s mother and father went to London to do some shopping, and there a terrible thing happened. Both of them suddenly got eaten up (in full daylight, mind you, and on a crowded street) by an enormous angry rhinoceros which had escaped from the London Zoo.”

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That's got to be Roald Dahl, hasn't it?
I don't know!
I bet it's Roald Dahl. It has that voice.
James and the Giant Peach!
People on my flist know everything!
I loved that book as a child. Must find a copy and reread it now.
Yes! That's definitely James and the Giant Peach.
Well done chaps! I'll take your word for it.
I thought James and the Giant Peach too, although it's probably getting on 30 years since I read it...
Probably thirty years since I read it, too, but I didn't remember it!
Everyone who got in before me has got it right :) Was I alone in finding the rhino business deeply disturbing?
I obviously blanked the rhino, so perhaps I found it even more disturbing than you did.