Posts Tagged: roald dahl

On the essence of naughty children

I had booked a ticket to go see Matilda before I left Australian shores, so when there a damaged copy of the book appeared in the staffroom of the bookshop where I was working, I snapped it up. I had,

On the essence of naughty children

I had booked a ticket to go see Matilda before I left Australian shores, so when there a damaged copy of the book appeared in the staffroom of the bookshop where I was working, I snapped it up. I had,

On being twinkly and finding magic

There are, obviously, quite a few Roald Dahl books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. He is possibly the best children’s writer that has ever been. I read Danny the Champion of

On being twinkly and finding magic

There are, obviously, quite a few Roald Dahl books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. He is possibly the best children’s writer that has ever been. I read Danny the Champion of

Roald Dahl on good thoughts

  (Stolen from Random House Australia’s Facebook page)

Roald Dahl on good thoughts

  (Stolen from Random House Australia’s Facebook page)

On Abebook’s 50 books every 11-year-old should read

We have a folder at the bookshop where we put lists of books – prizewinners, shortlists, cut out of the weekend paper reviews, and so on. A while ago, on Abebooks, I found a list of their 50 books every

On Abebook’s 50 books every 11-year-old should read

We have a folder at the bookshop where we put lists of books – prizewinners, shortlists, cut out of the weekend paper reviews, and so on. A while ago, on Abebooks, I found a list of their 50 books every

On songs that get stuck in your head

I’ve been reading Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and try as I might, every time I read ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ Dick Van Dyke and the two children from the movie pop into my head singing ‘Oh you Chitty Chitty

On songs that get stuck in your head

I’ve been reading Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and try as I might, every time I read ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ Dick Van Dyke and the two children from the movie pop into my head singing ‘Oh you Chitty Chitty

Roald Dahl on voices

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You

Roald Dahl on voices

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You

On homegrown authors

At the moment I am reading Foundling, the first book in D. M. Cornish’s Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy. I was excited to read this one, because not only is D. M. Cornish Australia, but he lives in Adelaide, the city

On homegrown authors

At the moment I am reading Foundling, the first book in D. M. Cornish’s Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy. I was excited to read this one, because not only is D. M. Cornish Australia, but he lives in Adelaide, the city

Roald Dahl on Magic

‘And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.’ Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl on Magic

‘And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.’ Roald Dahl