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Roald Dahl

The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children’s books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.

Posts about Roald Dahl

The Mansion of no Return

When Alyse finds herself orphaned, she has to go live with her great uncle. The only problem with that is that no-one knows if he's even alive, if he is, he never leaves the house... Now here she is, fending for herself at the age of thirteen. Will she ever find her great uncle? Who knows... Please add another paragraph or so for any comments. Thanks! :`

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Wednesday 17th October

#147 - Matilda the Musical - musical based on the book Matilda by Roald Dahl. Adapted by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin, the musical had a trial run from November 2010 - January 2011 with the Royal Shakespeare Company it then had its West End debut in November 2011 and opened in Australia in sydney in august 2015. -p

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Just a Quote

Meet the Judges: Siyan

The Inky Award judges have 20 books to read in two months and the shadow judges had a month to read two books each... so I set them some extra work! I asked them to tell us a bit about themselves so we can get to know them a bit...

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Meet the Judges: Sophie

The Inky Award judges have 20 books to read in two months and the shadow judges had a month to read two books each... so I set them some extra work! I asked them to tell us a bit about themselves so we can get to know them a bit...

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