Title: A Piece of Cake

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Title: A Piece of Cake Title Record # 1136466
Author: Roald Dahl
Date: 1942-08-01
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: Note from RoaldDahlFans.com: "In The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Dahl claims that this is his 'first story' and that it tells the story of how he was shot down over the Libyan Desert. Both statements are incorrect. Dahl's first story was called 'Shot Down Over Libya' (published in the Saturday Evening Post, August 1, 1942) and it's nothing like this one. This version was written by Dahl almost thirty years later. Furthermore, Dahl didn't crash as a result of enemy fire, but rather because of poor directions and lack of fuel."
Synopsis: An RAF pilot tries to make his way across the desert, which he is told will be 'a piece of cake;' he is shot down and spends several days delirious before waking in the hospital.
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Year Language Title
1978 Dutch Een Zacht Eitje

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying 1973-00-00 Roald Dahl Penguin Books 0-14-003574-5   159 pb? coll Omnific  
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More 1977-00-00 Roald Dahl Jonathan Cape 0-224-01547-8   249 hc? coll  
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More 1977-00-00 Roald Dahl Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-83604-9   225 hc? coll Paul Bacon  
Het Wonderlijk Verhaal van Hendrik Meier en Zes Andere Verhalen 1978-00-00 Roald Dahl De Fontein 90-261-0148-1   203 hc? coll Tom Eyzenbach  
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More 1988-10-00 Roald Dahl Puffin / Penguin Books (US) 0-14-032874-2 $3.95 225 tp? coll  
The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl 1991-09-00 Roald Dahl Michael Joseph 0-7181-3545-8 15.99 iv+
762
hc? omni  
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More 1991-09-00 Roald Dahl Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-83604-9 $15.00 225 hc? coll Paul Bacon  
Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories 1995-00-00 Roald Dahl Penguin Books (Penguin 60s #55) 0-14-600055-2 $0.95 87 pb? coll Checkmark
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More 1995-00-00 Roald Dahl Puffin 0-14-037348-9   238 pb? coll Bill Bell  
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More 2000-05-01 Roald Dahl Puffin 0-14-130470-7 $6.99 225 tp? coll Quentin Blake  
Collected Stories 2006-10-17 Roald Dahl Alfred A. Knopf (Everyman's Library #300) 0-307-26490-4 $30.00 xxxviii+
850
hc? coll  
Over to You 2010-01-28 Roald Dahl Penguin Books 978-0-14-196206-1 6.49   ebook? coll  
Over to You 2011-09-01 Roald Dahl Penguin Books 978-0-241-95580-2 8.99 240 tp? coll  
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More 2013-09-05 Roald Dahl Puffin 978-0-14-134650-2 6.99 224 pb? coll  
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More 2017-05-04 Roald Dahl Puffin 978-0-14-136557-2 6.99 224 tp? coll  
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More date unknown Roald Dahl Bantam Skylark 0-553-15541-5 $2.95 215 tp? coll Checkmark
Het Wonderlijk Verhaal van Hendrik Meier en Zes Andere Verhalen date unknown Roald Dahl De Fontein 90-261-0148-1   203 hc? coll Tom Eyzenbach Checkmark
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