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Lichfield talk to lift the lid on the life of Roald Dahl

Donald Sturrock. Pic: Clive Barda

Donald Sturrock. Pic: Clive Barda

The work of Roald Dahl will be in focus at an event of Lichfield.

The celebrated author’s biographer, Donald Sturrock, will be delivering his talk Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl at The George Hotel on October 10 at 5.45pm on October 10 as part of the Lichfield Literature event.

A spokesperson for the event said:

“Roald Dahl is one of the greatest storytellers of all time. He pushed children’s literature into uncharted territory and almost 20 years after his death his popularity continues to grow – worldwide sales of his books have now topped 100 million. The man behind the stories, however, remains an enigma.

“Dahl was a single-minded adventurer, an eternal child, and his public persona was often controversial.

In this masterly biography, Donald Sturrock reveals many hitherto hidden aspects of Roald Dahl’s life: his terrifying experiences as a fighter pilot; the mental anguish caused by the death of his seven-year-old daughter; his work for military intelligence at the end of the war and more. Written with exclusive access to his private papers and manuscripts as well as with reference to hundreds of newly-discovered letters, Dahl lives on every page of this utterly compelling book, which reveals the man as we’ve never seen before.”

To book tickets for any of the Lichfield Literature events call 01543 306270 or visit

lichfield literature is presented with help from The George Hotel and from Festival Partner, Tempest Ford Lichfield. The Lichfield Festival is supported by Arts Council England and Lichfield District Council.

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