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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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Sir Quentin Blake illustrates Roald Dahl's final book, 26 years on

September 7, 2017 3:09 pm0 comments
Sir Quentin Blake illustrates Roald Dahl's final book, 26 years on

Roald Dahl’s final children’s book has been illustrated by his longtime collaborator Sir Quentin Blake, 26 years after it was first published. Billy and the Minpins was originally published as The Minpins in 1991, shortly after Dahl’s death, with illustrations by Patrick Benson. An updated version has now come out […]

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Roald Dahl centenary to be 'biggest Cardiff arts event'

September 13, 2016 3:13 am0 comments
Roald Dahl centenary to be 'biggest Cardiff arts event'

A century ago one of the greatest ever storytellers was born in Llandaff, Cardiff. Roald Dahl’s books have been the bedrock of countless childhoods. More than 200 million copies have been sold worldwide and translated into 59 languages. The author’s infamous characters, Willy Wonka, Miss Trunchbull and the Twits amongst […]

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