Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Roald Dahl

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Narrated By: Stephanie Beacham

Duration: 42 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat by Roald Dahl, read by Stephanie Beacham.

In Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wife pawns her lover's parting gift with unexpected consequences . . .

Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the husband and wife who hit upon a novel way to feed their new baby; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others.


Short stories, Classic fiction

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Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn

San Francisco Chronicle

Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive