Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Roald Dahl honoured by Royal Mail

Does anyone out there still write letters? I hope so! If you do, you'll now be able to show your appreciation for Roald Dahl on the envelopes thanks to a series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail. The stamps feature Quentin Blake's illustrations from some of Dahl's best-loved books, including the BFG, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Dahl's books have delighted children (and adults) for years and continue to entice children into a world of books and stories today. His classics are available in the Teaching Practice section of Townhill Library, so please feel free to come in for a browse and pick up an old favourite. We also have some of his more grown up stories, such as Tales of the Unexpected, available on the ground floor. They are characterized by the same subversive humour and outlook as his books for children and are definitely worth a read! If you'd like to find out more about his fascinating life, we've got some biographies you might be interested in, or hear it straight from the horse's mouth with his autobiographies Boy and Going Solo.

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