Collection: Roald Dahl books

Roald Dahl, born on September 13, 1916, in Llandaff, Wales, is one of the most beloved children's authors of the 20th century. His imaginative storytelling, marked by a whimsical blend of humour and darkness, has captivated both children and adults around the world. Dahl's writing often features underdog characters who triumph over adversities and villains, typically cruel adults or bizarre creatures.

Some of Dahl's most famous works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a tale of a poor boy named Charlie Bucket who wins a tour through the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory owned by Willy Wonka. Matilda explores the life of a brilliant and kind-hearted girl who uses her telekinetic powers to overcome her unkind parents and a tyrannical school headmistress. James and the Giant Peach follows the adventure of young James Trotter who embarks on a journey in a giant enchanted peach with a group of friendly talking insects.

Other notable titles include The BFG, about a young girl's adventures with a friendly giant, and Fantastic Mr. Fox, where Mr. Fox outsmarts his farmer neighbours to steal food for his family. Dahl's works often contain moral lessons, and his distinct narrative voice is characterised by playful use of language and inventive new words.

Roald Dahl's books have been translated into numerous languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Many of his stories have been adapted into successful films, plays, and musicals. His influence extends beyond his books through the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, where he lived for many years, and various charitable organizations established in his name.

Through our bookstore, readers can explore the enchanting and quirky world of Roald Dahl, discovering children's books and stories that spark imagination and inspire a love of reading. Each book showcases Dahl's unique ability to blend the realistic with the fantastical, making the ordinary seem extraordinary.