There were a lot of celebrations of the incomparable Roald Dahl this week to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his birth. How could I not join in? I adored Roald Dahl as a kid. I have particularly strong memories of listening to the audio books of Matilda and Danny the Champion of the World over and over again.
Here is a quotation in honour of one of the best children's authors this country has ever seen. It is from Matilda.
"So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices
of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like
ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting
message: You are not alone."