“I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.“ (Roald Dahl)
Roald Dahl ( 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) rose to prominence in the 1940s, writing for both adults and children. He is one of the world’s best-selling authors and has been called “one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century.” His best known works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, the BFG, The Twits, and George’s Marvellous Medicine.
Although best known as writer, Dahl also distinguished himself as a World War II flying ace, served as a British diplomat and as an intelligence officer, and was a screenwriter for Hollywood films including the James Bond film You Only Live Twice and the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.