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Dr Crippen Was Never Like This!

Advantages: Wonderfully written, super illustrations, just a fabulous story
Disadvantages: None

Introduction When you get to my age there aren’t too many things left to excite you. Maybe that’s a cynical aberration based on a gentle descent into middle-age but if there are moments that can transport one back to earlier, halcyon days of child ...

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George's Marvellous Medicine – a fantastic concoction

Advantages: Brilliant use of language and humour
Disadvantages: George's way of speaking is a little grown-up to be realistic

...“Growing is a nasty childish habit,” Grandma tells George. “Never grow up. Always down”. This Roald Dahl gem comes just pages into his book, George's Marvellous Medicine and I settled back onto the sofa more comfortably. I was in for a real treat here ...

PalmaViolets 22.03.2012 · Read full review
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Grandma gets her just desserts

Advantages: Imaginative and great fun
Disadvantages: Might give naughty children ideas...

...Any child who has been left to the tender mercies of a difficult elderly relative will immediately identify with Roald Dahl's hero, eight-year-old George. George's family have a farm and there are no friends around to play with at weekends. When his mum g ...

denella 25.04.2009 · Read full review
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Grizzly Old Grunion

Advantages: Funny funny funny. Naughtiness gets its just deserts.
Disadvantages: I truly can't think of any.

George's grandmother is a grizzly old grunion. George dreads being left alone with her when his mother goes shopping on a Saturday morning and if you knew his grandmother you really wouldn't blame him. She does nothing but criticise and get him into tro ...

jillmurphy 05.12.2002 · Read full review
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George's Medicine Making Morning

Advantages: Fun for small children
Disadvantages: Lacked a certain sparkle that other Dahl books have

An extract for George’s Marvellous Medicine was in a Roald Dahl Anthology that I was privileged to own when I was younger and was one of the things within it that I really liked reading. Because of this I was quite pleased when I discovered that my brothe ...

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