Matilda. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. London: Jonathan Cape, 1988. First Edition. Pp 240. Publisher's red cloth, title in gilt to spine, in pictorial dust jacket. Light spotting to dust jacket flaps, a few brown marks to fore-edges, otherwise a bright copy.
Winner of the Children's Book Award in the year of its publication
A classic of modern children's literature, Dahl's superb tale of a little girl whose innate genius has her pitted against her inane parents and irate headmistress.