Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl was born on this day in 1916.  So it’s no surprise that there is a drive to raise £500,000 to renovate and move the shed he wrote in.  Seems a lot of money to me.

It is interesting how some writers are attracted to sheds.  I read somewhere that Philip Pullman writes in one as well but my memory may be wrong on this.  Incidentally, he is said to be working on ‘The Book of Dust’ which will be well worth a look.  I think Lyra is a fantastic character and recommend his trilogy His Dark Materials: (Northern Lights or The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.)



About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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