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Roald Dahl: Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat

Roald Dahl's trademark is unexpected plot twists and dark humour. "Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat" is a short story from 1959.


Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990) was born in Wales, to Norwegian parents. His formative years at different private schools in Wales and England are mirrored in his autobiographical novel Boy: Tales of Childhood.

His experiences from these schools ignited his preference for child heroes and heroines exposed to cruelty and ignorance from adults.

Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat

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Further ReadingRead another of Roald Dahl's short stories here Lamb to the Slaughter

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