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Roald Dahl wanted Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero to be black

September 13, 2017 12:19 pm0 comments
Roald Dahl wanted Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero to be black

Media playback is unsupported on your device The hero of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was meant to be black, the author’s widow has revealed. Liccy Dahl told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme her husband had written about a “little black boy”. But Dahl’s agent thought the idea […]

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Anti-thalidomide hero dies at 101

August 8, 2015 12:23 pm0 comments
Anti-thalidomide hero dies at 101

Anti-thalidomide hero Frances Oldham Kelsey dies at 101 8 August 2015 From the section US & Canada Dr Kelsey is seen as a hero by many across the US for raising concerns about the safety of thalidomide Frances Oldham Kelsey, the Canadian doctor who played a central role in preventing […]

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