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by Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Michel Simeon

Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. 1st. 1967

Very good condition. The adventures of James Henry Trotter and an oversized peach! A fast-paced, hilarious saga, in the best traditions of the fantastic. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w text illustrations. 110 pages. 9.5 x 6.5".

Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Small splits and chipping to laminate/boards at top and tail of spine. Bump along top edge of rear cover. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges.

ISBN: 0048230782
Stock no. 2124396

Price £120.00

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  • The plot centres on a young English orphan boy who enters a gigantic, magical peach, and has a wild and surreal cross-world adventure with seven magically-altered garden bugs he meets. Roald Dahl was originally going to write about a giant cherry, but changed it to James and the Giant Peach because a peach is "prettier, bigger and squishier than a cherry.

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