Roald Dahl's Esio Trot is a wonderful, warm-hearted love story which tells of Mr Hoppy, Mrs Silver and the tortoise who brings them together, brilliantly brought to life for the BBC in a film with a host of stars including Dame Judi Dench. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total UK sales are now 100 million! Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.
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Roald Dahl Biography
Roald Dahl is one of the world’s greatest children’s book authors. Born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents, he was a mischievous child and was always in trouble at school.
His dark, unsentimental stories are said to have been influenced by several tragedies during his lifetime. When he was just three, his sister and father