Tag Archives: Roald Dahl

Five Terrible British Mums for Mother’s Day

Note: none of these mums are real. All British mums are wonderful, especially mine. Mind you, the British Mothering Sunday was back in March so we can afford to be a little barbed without the risk of being sent to bed early.

Steven Spielberg to Direct Film Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’

Welsh author Roald Dahl’s children’s book The BFG, which stands for Big Friendly Giant, is being made into a feature film with Steven Spielberg confirmed to direct, reports BBC News.

10 British Children’s Books That Every Older American Kid Should Read

It’s not nice to talk down to people, so if you are of any age between ten and twenty and any of these suggestions are simply too young for you, that is fine.

10 British Children’s Books That Every Young American Kid Should Read

It is International Children’s Book Day (April 2), a perfect opportunity to celebrate some of the best of children’s literature from all over the world, not least from within our specialist area, the British Isles.

‘Fleming’: 10 Famous Brits Who Were Heroes In World War II

Next Wednesday (January 29 at 10/9c), BBC AMERICA shows the first episode of Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, a dramatized account of the wartime exploits of Ian Fleming, creator of the most famous British spy in movie history.

Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman to Star in Roald Dahl’s ‘Esio Trot’ for BBC

The BBC has announced that Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman are to take the lead roles in an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1990 childrens’ novella Esio Trot. The 90-minute film will be co-written by Richard Curtis, and ...

News Roundup: David Beckham Loves His Little Girl

There’s something unique about being the father to a new daughter, as David Beckham has recently discovered. You’re not dealing with a miniaturised version of yourself, and no matter how your raise her, her experience of the ...

Five British Champions Of Children’s Literature

Writing books that children want to listen to and read, and that won’t drive adults mad via endless repetition is a devil of a job. One false note, and the whole thing falls apart like a scone in a river.