#Interestingliterature – My favourite Roald Dahl books

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I love Roald Dahl. He books are slightly dark and they appeal to my sense of humour. They always have. I have Roald Dahl books from when I was a kid.

Some interesting facts about Roald Dahl:

  1. Dahl was named after Roald Amundsen, a fellow Norwegian and the first man to reach the South Pole;
  2. During his school years, the pupils at his school were asked to trial chocolate bars. This is the memory that inspired Charlie and the Chocolate Factory;
  3. Dahl enlisted in the Royal Air Force during WWII;
  4. In September 1940, Dahl received severe injuries to his head, nose and back when his Gladiator crash-landed in the Western Desert; and
  5. Dalh had five children with American actress, Patricia Neal.

Favourite book number 1

The Witches – my sons didn’t like this one, they found it scary. I loved it. I delighted in the creepiness of the witches who…

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