A Conversation for Roald Dahl Films: 2001-2020

It wasn't just his father and sister who died or nearly died

Post 1

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Dahl lost a daughter. He almost lost his wife (Patricia Neal) and a son in 1965. Could you add these to the tally of grief that he endured? Granted, Dahl published 6 of his 34 books before that year.


It wasn't just his father and sister who died or nearly died

Post 2

Bluebottle

I've mentioned it now - I don't want to add too much detail about his life as there's already a 3-part biography of his life in the Guide that I've linked to.

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It wasn't just his father and sister who died or nearly died

Post 3

paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Thank you, Bluebottle.

It's a good article. I didn't realize that BFG had done poorly at the box office.


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