Roald Dahl ........ 1916-1990
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"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." — Roald Dahl
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At six feet, six inches, Roald Dahl really was a big friendly giant whose books and stories have touched the lives of many children. His influence is still felt today all around the world.
Click here to learn more about the life of this inspirational author.
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author profile ... Through the Looking Glass
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Roald Dahl's writing hut
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It was a place of magic. A place no one from the outside was allowed to step into. A place where the bizarre and wonderful and occasionally unsettling were concocted for a hungry and enthralled public.
He wrote in a little brick hut nestled in an orchard at the bottom of his garden in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, and just like Mr. Wonka’s factory he kept it an intensely private space: family members were not permitted entry and even his illustrator and friend Quentin Blake saw its interior only once.
But this was not for entertaining guests or talking over ideas. His writing space was dedicated to writing – and absolutely nothing else – and everything was engineered around that singular purpose.
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Roald Dahl's writing chair
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The back on his battered wingback chair was specially hollowed out to give more comfort to his bad back, a writing board he had made himself from wood and green baize sat across its arms, and an electric heater hung directly overhead. If he needed extra warmth he even had a rug and sleeping bag to put over his legs. When writing he kept the curtains closed so that nothing, not even sunlight, could interfere with the creative process. It wasn’t so much a dedicated writing space as a dedicated writing bunker. A writing Batcave.
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... Take a look at the wonderful world of Roald Dahl through a rare peek inside his writing hut.

BOOKS by Roald Dahl...

Matilda ... Roald Dahl wiki
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Matilda is a novel written by Roald Dahl in 1988. It centres around Matilda Wormwood, a remarkably intelligent girl who obtains psychic powers which she uses to get revenge on the bullying adults in her life: her neglectful parents and her formidable headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.

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This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! "In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale.

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The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)...complete movei (1989)