And you will always look lovely.”
Today’s Friday Food for Thought is a quote from The Twits by Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990), novelist, children’s author, screenwriter and fighter pilot.
Did you know?
- Roald Dahl was named after the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen.
- He was born in Llandaff, Wales. There is a blue plaque on the former sweetshop in Llandaff village because it was the site of the ‘Great Mouse Plot of 1924’, when Roald and his friends put a mouse into a jar of gobstoppers. Read all about it in Boy: Tales of Childhood.
- During WWII he worked in intelligence with officers including Ian Fleming. Later, he wrote screenplays for films based on Fleming’s book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and You Only Live Twice, about his fictional spy, James Bond.
- Dylan Thomas’s writing shed in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, was the inspiration for Dahl’s own writing hut, where he wrote many of his most famous books.