If you've ever wanted to taste a Scrumdiddlyumptious bar, ever wanted to glue your father's hat to his head, ever cowered in fear of The Trunchbull, or dreamed of escape via giant peach, you might want to read this interview in this Sunday's Guardian, wherein Felicity Dahl, widow of beloved children's author Roald Dahl, opens up about her late husband and their life together. Felicity notes how tickled Dahl was with his fans' enthusiasm for his stories: "Children were his friends, that's what kept him going. The fact that they loved his stories and would then go on to read Biggles and everything else - that, to him, was a miracle. He said, "I feel a bit like a pop star."' Dahl agreed to the interview in order to generate publicity for the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize, an award that will be given to "the year's most humorous children's book" this Thursday. [The Guardian]


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