Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life Background

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life Background

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl is a collection of stories written by notable children’s author, Roald Dahl. The book was published in 1989, by publishing house, Jonathan Cape. Quentin Blake, frequent collaborator of Dahl’s, did the illustrations for the book.

In “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life”, Dahl writes about how cows are struggling to mate with bulls and produce good offspring. Mr Rummins, is an expert in mating, and gets involved to help the cows mate and also identify the gender of the offspring.

The stories in the anthology are al of Dahl’s previous works published in magazines in the 1950’s and 1940’s. Many disturbing concepts are mentioned, including illegal poaching, rat catching and maggot breeding – all used as a basis for dark humor throughout the course of the events of the stories.

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