Touched for the Very First Time
From the Sunday Papers

Roald Dahl Musem Rolls Out Carpet

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre opened today in Great Missenden,  Buckinghamshire, and  icWales, "the national web site of Wales," files a report from that English village. Dahl, born in Wales of Norwegian parents,  would have been pleased says the journalist taking the tour:

For Roald Dahl, that giant dream maker of children's literature, imagination was the cornerstone of his work.

So a museum dedicated to his vision, complete with giant chocolate doors and seats that resemble crocodiles, would have fulfilled his vision of a world where even the most ordinary of things can hide the most extraordinary secrets.

2005 is proving to be a good year for Roald Dahl (1916-1990). July 15th will see  the U.S. premiere of  a new film version of  Dahl's  classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Johnny Depp plays Willy Wonka; the director is  Tim Burton.


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