"Cox's Orange Pippin"
Cox's Orange Pippin
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This is the classic English apple, introduced into the United Kingdom in 1825. Dahl writes evocatively of the apples hitting the roof of Danny's wagon as he is going to sleep. Many readers will be familiar with the taste and smell of these apples, and they help to emphasise the feeling of the rural English countryside that pervades the book.