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The Mildenhall Treasure - Ralph Steadman

One of his earliest published pieces, The Mildenhall Treasure is a rare example of Roald Dahl as reporter. The author’s preface to the story sets the scene beautifully: One morning in 1946 Dahl is at the breakfast table in his mother’s home reading the newspaper when his eye is caught by the story of Roman silver dug up in a Suffolk field and recently acquired by the British museum. 723 more words

Roald Dahl

Day Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine: Peach


Luscious and delicious, soft and golden, heavy, heavenly fruit that feels wicked, juices running down our chins. Late summer bounty, your cherubic baby-bottom shape that fits in our hands, cheeks blushing with goodness; innocence leading, as it does inevitably, to experience. 121 more words

Plants

“if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely”

– Roald Dahl

Books

Revisiting Poetry

In one of the poetry groups that I follow on Facebook, a fellow member made a comment that poetry is best read out aloud or listened to, especially when the poets read from their own work. 241 more words

Literature

Matilda by Roald Dahl | Book Review

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Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. 436 more words

Books

Writer's Quote Wednesday - Roald Dahl

This week’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday is the British novelist, Roald Dahl. If the name isn’t familiar I would say that you know him, you just don’t know you know him, either that or you grew up under a rock. 311 more words

Writing

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Official Oompa–Loompa Songbook' by Roald Dahl

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Official Oompa–Loompa Songbook’

by Roald Dahl

“Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop!
The great big greedy nincompoop!
How long could we allow this beast…

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Poetry