Join Matthew Dennison on the Life of Roald Dahl, the subject of his new biography, a Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4, and in The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Daily Mail and The Week.
A multi-faceted biography of a complex creative maverick, Matthew Dennison’s concise life of Roald Dahl examines many sources anew to create the definitive portrait of the beloved children’s author.
Roald Dahl was one of the world’s greatest storytellers. He conceived his vocation as one as intrepid as that of any explorer and, in his writing for children, he was able to tap into a child’s viewpoint throughout his life. He crafted tales that were exotic in scenario, frequently invested with a moral, and filled with vibrant characters that endure in public imagination to the present day.
In this brand-new biography, Matthew Dennison re-evaluates the received narrative surrounding Dahl – that of school sporting hero, daredevil pilot, and wartime spy-turned-author – and examines surviving primary resources as well as Dahl’s extensive literary output to tell the story of a man who identified as a rule-breaker, an iconoclast and a romantic, both insider and outsider, hero and child’s friend.
This event is organised by Moreton Hall School and is free to attend.
Tickets: Free (booking required).