Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of celebrated novelist, poet and screenwriter Roald Dahl. Best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and The BFG, Dahl revolutionised children’s fiction by lending it a rather dark and realistic tone. His works have been adapted into memorable films and Broadway shows, and continue to mesmerise youngsters and adults alike.
Here are some lesser known facts from the life of this brilliant storyteller:
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