Remembering Roald Dahl

13 Sep 2019  Fri

Born on 13th September, 1916, Roald Dahl was a popular author of children’s books. A British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot, he sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". With many famous and successful children’s books to his credit like: James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. Dahl's children's works are usually told from the point of view of a child.

Roald Dahl’s work is celebrated in a set of Royal Mail stamps that feature a few of his classic characters like Fantastic Mr Fox and The Twits! His novels are depicted by illustrator Quentin Blake on these stamps.

A classic scene from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is depicted on the 46p first-class stamp showing Charlie Bucket holding a golden ticket. Other stamps feature Fantastic Mr Fox (66p), James and the Giant Peach (68p), Matilda (76p), The Twits (£1) and The Witches (£1.10) on them.

“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” —?Roald Dahl, The Minpins.

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