There really is #moretobooks when you can become so inspired. I can not deny that Roald Dahl was a massive part of my childhood and one of the authors that has inspired me to become a Children’s writer.
As I learnt from Jane Austen when I nipped to Bath a few weekends ago, “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek the abroad” so I had a little journey north of London. Not quite abroad but adventurous enough. (Socially distances and wore a mask the whole time)
I booked on a Meet Up group of a tour with places related to the life of Roald Dahl.
The Splendiferous Museum
Sadly, the Museum was fully booked for tours. I didn’t even know it existed. I shall definitely be coming back! I’ll do a part 2 when I do.
It is only 41 minutes on the train from Marylebone.
More to books…
We all know of Roald Dahls’ very famous titles but there are a few less known ones published too.
It is weird to me to see a Roald Dahl book not illustrated by Quentin Blake.
I am very much excited for the release of the new ‘Witches’ film. I have a great fondness for the first and don’t think it can live up to it entirely. I’m sure it will be good. Different but good!
Sophie Dahl said that when she stayed at her Grandfathers, he used to blow dreams through the door with bamboo just like the BFG did. Apparently, when they became the age when they started to wonder whether it could be real or not, Roald stayed up at night to write the BFG in the snow, so when they woke up, they could see it from their bedroom window. I bet it was magical.
Following in her Grandfathers footsteps, Sophie is also a writer.
And writes about food…
I did know that Roald Dahl wrote for adults too, but it is not until I visited the museum gift shop that I’ve been intrigued enough to read some for myself. I’ll pop what I thought about it on my twitter page when I have finished it.
It’s not really a title to put on a blog about children’s books!! Maybe do a google for yourself!
Show me your little ones favourite Roald Dahl book!
Love Kat x