This CD brings together "Revolting Rhymes" and "Dirty Beasts" narrated by Prunella Scales and Timothy West. Roald Dahl also wrote "The BFG", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach".
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Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.
After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
Stephen Mangan is an award-winning British stage, screen and radio actor. Theatre roles have ranged from the classics to contemporary drama, while television work includes BAFTA-winning comedy Green Wing and the title role in Dirk Gently. Stephen is the voice of Postman Pat in the 2013 3D film, and other upcoming projects include series three of BBC comedy Episodes and Ron Howard’s next feature, Rush.
Roald Dahl is one of the most successful and well-known of all children's writers. His books, which are read by children the world over, include James and the Giant Peach; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Witches and Matilda.
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