Sunday, July 17, 2005

Roald Dahl's Writing Hut

This article in The New Yorker, describes Roald Dahl in depth, and takes you into his world of exciting and bizarre children's stories. Included below is a small excerpt from this terrific critique of Dahle and his writing.

Roald Dahl, the British author of children’s books, wrote in a tiny cottage at the end of a trellised pathway canopied with twisting linden trees. He called it the “writing hut,” and, since Dahl was nearly six feet six, he must have inhabited it like a giant in an elf’s house. Dahl died in 1990, at the age of seventy-four, but one day a year his widow, Felicity, invites children to the estate where he lived, in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, and local families swarm in like guests at Willy
Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.


Elevation Goddess said...

Holy Cow i didn't think anyone knew about Roald Dahl except for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! I love Roald Dahl, in fact his books were all i read from about first grade to fifth grade. I don't know many grade schoolers these days that know of Roald Dahl, but I hope all of his books are in every classroom across the country.