A Biography of Roald Dahl

A extract of a forthcoming book about Roald Dahl.

via Books Inq.

Hard to believe the life behind the man who wrote "Lamb to the Slaughter" and "The BFG."  How terrible--every parent's nightmare.

In a follow-up this morning we learn of Ms. Neal's recent passing


  1. How tragic. I had read some essay somewhere sometime about Dahl's misanthropy and the way he used to hide away from his family and other people in his little playhouse writing room, and so I henceforth saw this anti-grown up theme in his work as slightly pernicious, but after reading about the recurring nightmares coming true in his family, he seems much more sympathetic. Thank you for the link.


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