Today is the official Roald Dahl day, when we get to celebrate the swizzfigging, scrumdiddlyumptious writing of the man himself! And Roald Dahl Day 2012 also marks the 30th anniversary of The BFG!
Roald Dahl was born on the 13th September 1916; he was a novelist, poet, screenwriter, fighter pilot and inventor (when his son Theo was 4 months old he was severely injured when a taxi struck his baby carriage, and as a result he suffered from hydrocephalus. Dahl became involved in the development of what became known as the Wade-Dahl-Till, a valve that helped alleviate the condition).
I was trying to remember what the first Roald Dahl book I ever read was and I can’t – all I can remember is re-reading his stories over and over again. I loved The Witches, The BFG and Matilda. I loved reading about his life as a child in the book…
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