Saturday, 2 November 2013

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So welcome- welcome in many ways! Firstly to this blog, the brain child of a university module, but also to what I hope to be a wealth of new information- about Roald Dahl, his life, his books and what remains of one of Britain's greatest and well loved authors.

Before we head off on this wonderful journey- here's a bit of background so we don't all look so confused...

This Blog
It is truly a unique module specification that I get to blog as part of my degree. I get to blog about something I am passionate about and  something I think needs conserving, so I have choosen Roald Dahl & his surviving collection. I am very much a shutterbug and aspiring writer- so generally an all round nerd- and have been blogging personally for a while now. This archaeology module in Visual Media looks at how we can harness these social media outlets to make archaeology, conservation, heritage and histories constantly accessible. I'm very lucky to be able to now pour my love for Roald Dahl into part of my degree.

Roald Dahl
Novelist, poet, screen writer and builder of imaginative lands, Roald Dahl is one of the most celebrated English authors- for both children and adults. Some of Dahl's most famous incarnations- Willy Wonka, the Oompa Lumpa's for example- remain world famous characters. In this blog I hope to revisit this world and more as we chat about Roald Dahl's childhood, his role in World War II and the charity work Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity do.


The Roald Dahl Collection 
This collection forms the center piece of the blog, the material remains of Dahl following his death in November 1990. Behind the mystery and the magic of his written word survives the history of an incredibly interesting, lively and unusual lifetime. 

 You can read more about the collection and its curation on it's own website, as part of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, as well as clicking back here for updates and insights.

What do I hope to achieve from this I hear you ask? Well, although it is an assessed piece of work, I'm looking to really have fun, explore the forgotten memories that shaped my childhood and also draw awareness to the history of a fabulous human being! 
If I can achieve one thing through this blog, it will be to remind you to not forget about books- least of all Roald Dahl's.



Image courtesy of Ebay Images

2 comments:

  1. I've read all these and BFG is my fav

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    1. I just saw the movie and it was amazing and I am going to read the book soon because my friend let me borrow the book because she has the book and it is supposed to be a really good book

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