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Original versions of Roald Dahl books to be republished after backlash

Now they’re two books to sell for every one. New Dahl and Classic Dahl.

9 thoughts on “How transparent”

  1. If the strategy works, they could try Enhanced Dahl: Charlie and the Chocolate-coloured Factory Workers, The Feminist Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fucks, The Twats, The Big Friendly Rapist, etc.

  2. New Dahl v Classic Dahl:
    “The company reintroduced the original Coke formula within three months, rebranded “Coca-Cola Classic”, resulting in a significant sales boost. This led to speculation that the New Coke formula was a ploy to stimulate sales of the original Coca-Cola, which the company has denied.[2] The story of New Coke remains influential as a cautionary tale against tampering with an established successful brand”.

  3. The originals will be in the book selling equivalent of that planning notice at the start of H2G2

    “It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”

  4. Dahl is pretty dark. I had a book of short stories (for slightly older kids). One i can’t forget. English family went to carribean island to run a hotel. Some local fisherman find/capture a very big Turtle. Young boy entranced by it,, gets dad to buy it off the fishermen so they don’t kill it. Something something. Boy then gets on turtles back, swims away with his turtle, never to be seen again. Just left with oh right, drowned at sea presumably. Nice.

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