A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1988. A very good without inscriptions. Several of the pages have been folded along the top edge, as if something has been pressed against them from outside the book. In an unclipped wrapper with some wear to corners and a little creasing here and there. Priced correctly at £8.50. Of gift quality.
Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget.