This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

Search

Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
You searched for: 'Dahl, AND Roald' anywhere
Refine Search
Sort:
Roald Dahl Treasury

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780141353227

Illustrated in full colour, this volume includes poems, letters and memoirs. It is divided into four themed sections - Animals; Magic; Family, Friends and Foes; and Matters of Importance.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: March 5 2015
Author: Dahl, Roald
Format: Paperback
Availability: 10 – 99 copies in stock
Star Rating
Price: €17.85

Roald Dahl: Whizzpopping Joke Book

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780141368238

Roald Dahl's Whizzpopping Joke Book is a collection of hundreds of great jokes would make even the Trunchbull laugh! Inspired by Roald Dahl's wonderful world, these gigglesome gags are guaranteed to raise a chuckle from human beans young and old.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: June 2 2016
Author: Dahl, Roald
Format: Paperback
Availability: 10 – 99 copies in stock
Star Rating
Price: €7.13

Roald Dahl Reads Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780141373058
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: September 1 2016
Author: Dahl, Roald
Format: CD-Audio
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Star Rating
Price: €15.46

Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780141374246
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: November 3 2016
Author: Dahl, Roald
Format: Mixed media product
Availability: 10 – 99 copies in stock
Star Rating
Price: €41.67

True Lives: Roald Dahl

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780199119615

At school, Roald Dahl looked forward most to those special days when the local chocolate company sent every pupil a large box of chocolate bars for testing. Years later he wrote a children's book inspired by the chocolate testing. It was one of the first of a string of incredibly funny, rude and amazing stories, which millions of children have read and enjoyed.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: April 2 2009
Author: Shavick, Andrea
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Star Rating
Price: €7.13

Roald Dahl Promotion

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780140926521
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Star Rating
Price: €117.35

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780192736451

A dictionary of real and invented words used by the world's best storyteller. The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary reveals what they mean, where they came from and how he used them in his stories. It will inspire you to choose and use each word brilliantly in your own writing - whether it's a real word, a Roald Dahl word or your own made-up one!
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: June 2 2016
Author: Oxford Dictionaries
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Star Rating
Price: €17.85

Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9781783122158

Have you ever wanted to know what actually happened to James Trotter's parents when they encountered an angry escaped rhino? Or how to make the Twits' infamous bird pie? This book features reproductions of imagined letters, artefacts and posters, and editing notes from Dahl himself, to bring all of Roald Dahl's characters alive.
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Pub. Date: August 11 2016
Author: Caldwell, Stella
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Star Rating
Price: €20.23

BFG

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780141322629

Tells the story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: September 6 2007
Author: Dahl, Roald
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Middle Years,
Book Level: 4.7
Star Rating
Price: €8.32

Witches

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780141322643

Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures - but can they get rid of them for good?
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: September 6 2007
Author: Dahl, Roald
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Middle Years,
Book Level: 4.7
Star Rating
Price: €8.32