Happy 95th Birthday Roald Dahl!
Tuesday, September 13, is the birthday of esteemed children's author
Roald Dahl led a fascinating life. Born to Norweigen parents in Cardiff, England, be became a flying ace in the Royal Air Force in World War II as well as an intelligence agent. After the war he pursued his writing. We know him best for his children's stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda but he also dabbled in adult fiction writing macabre, darkly funny stories with surprise endings!
This Tuesday celebrate with us by checking out one of his children's classics, and maybe checking out one of his adult titles to try for yourself!
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