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Roald Dahl week – day 3

Roald Dahl week – day 3
The Twits illustration by Quentin Blake.
Wednesday 10th September 2014 by C. Freeman

To celebrate Roald Dahl’s lfe and work the third assembly this week was led by Mrs Payne, who spoke about his career and writing style. Although Dahl is best know for his children’s books, he fought in the Second World War as an RAF fighter pilot attaining the rank of wing commander. Although he is most known for his children’s books Dahl first wrote for adults. They were frightening or strange tales, many of which had a macabre ending and they were later adapted for the classic television series ‘Tales of the Unexpected’.

Introducing the book, which starts with a startling description of Mr Twit's food-filled filthy beard, Mrs Payne said: ‘This is a very old copy of the Twits and it has been much used as it is falling to pieces. That is because it has been read so many times by me and my children. I am going to read a bit from the beginning where Roadl Dahl introduces Mr and Mrs Twit. One thing I like about Roald Dahl is the illustrations by Quentin Blake. They are strange and give you an idea of these horrible and rough people in the books.’

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