Who better to sum up the attitude of the British than Roald Dahl? A real national treasure, Roald Dahl’s writing embodies the best of British characteristics. humorous, intelligent and imaginative, Dahl is an author to be celebrated for years to come.
With a string of classic British books, such as The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and James and the Giant Peach in his back catalogue, Dahl is regarded as one of the best writers of both adult’s and children’s books in British history.
Dahl’s creativity even sparked film adaptions of a number of his works. The 1961 rendition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has become an accepted British classic, as has the 1968 rendition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Roald Dahl Day takes place on the 13th September every year and coincides with the writer’s birthday, celebrating his life and work. Join in with the BFG, The Twits and the rest of the gang to celebrate the birthday of one of the best storytellers of our generation, and a true British icon.
Roald Dahl, a real reason to be proud to be British.
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