'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Life of Roald Dahl

Starting this Monday on BBC 4 Extra Radio!

Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl Episode 1 of 5
Duration:15 minutes
Broadcast Time: 14:45 UK time and 9:45am US EST. You can always go back later in the day and listen at your convenience!

The new biographer of Dahl is Donald Sturrock, who once made a film about the writer, so knew the man and his family very well. His book charts Dahl's rich and varied life as fighter pilot, intelligence operative, and the adult writer who then wrote for children in such an impactful way that he remains hugely popular with today's young readers. He was truly on their wavelength. He spoke to them through books such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Danny, Champion of The World.

Sturrock investigates Dahl's eternal popularity as a writer. And of course the man behind the books...

1.In the first of five episodes, abridged by Alison Joseph,
the biographer sits at the Dahl dinner table and recounts a
memorable visit to the writer's hut, where certain treasures
are unearthed.

The reader is Julian Rhind-Tutt and the voice of Dahl is Ian

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