Someone Like You

Published in 1953


18 classic tales told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl.



Originally released in 1953, Someone Like You features some of Roald Dahl's best-known adult stories including the classic Lamb to the Slaughter and many others that were later adapted for the TV series Tales of the Unexpected.

The 18 stories featured are:

  • Taste
  • Lamb to the Slaughter
  • Man from the South
  • The Soldier
  • My Lady Love, My Dove
  • Dip in the Pool
  • Galloping Foxley
  • Skin
  • Poison
  • The Wish
  • Neck
  • The Sound Machine
  • Nunc Dimittis
  • The Great Automatic Grammatizator
  • Claud's Dog: The Ratcatcher
  • Claud's Dog: Rummins
  • Claud's Dog: Mr Hoddy
  • Claud's Dog: Mr Feasey

Find out more about the period of his life in which Roald Dahl wrote Someone Like You.


I can see it now, that hand of hers; it had only one finger on it, and a thumb.

Man from The South 1

From Roald Dahl's short story collection Someone Like You.


Lamb to the Slaughter

From the short story collection Someone Like You

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