Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl
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Vicar of Nibbleswicke
By Roald Dahl

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

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Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl

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The Reverend Lee is suffering from a rare and acutely embarrassing condition: Back-to-Front Dyslexia. It affects only his speech, and he doesn't realize he's doing it, but the parishioners of Nibbleswicke are shocked and confused by his seemingly outrageous comments. At last a cure is found and the mild-mannered vicar can resume normal service. Or at least as normal as is possible for a man who must walk backwards to be sure of talking forwards! A highly comic tale in the best Dahl tradition of craziness, written for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140348910
ISBN-10: 0140348913
Format: Paperback
(164mm x 138mm x 4mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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US Kirkus Review » The nervous new vicar's youthful dyslexia suddenly resurfaces in an odd form: Certain words come out of his mouth reversed. Thus, advising a group of first communicants on how to accept the wine, he cries, "You must never plug it...What you must do is pis. Pis gently." After a stream of similar incidents, the vicar sees a doctor who reassures him ("Back-to-Front Dyslexia. It is very common among tortoises...") and prescribes a simple cure: walk backwards. And so the vicar does, through a long and happy career. Dahl wrote this story (and auctioned the rights) to benefit the Dyslexia Institute; the book is slim but handsomely designed, with a series of cheery pictorial vignettes and a brief tribute to the late author from his frequent collaborator, one of Britain's leading comic illustrators. Just a dram of Dahl, but vintage. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after 'a monumental bash on the head', sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

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