A Writer’s Garden

13 Sep

Beautiful piece about Roald Dahl’s garden at Great Missenden in the Telegraph, which you can find here.

The garden is open today.  I am sorry to have missed it – and not to have told you about it earlier.  Another time.

The only place in the garden where time has stood still is the locked shed where Dahl sat with a writing tray balanced on his knee. There everything – from the fag-ends in the ashtray, to the ball of silver foil formed from KitKat wrappers – remains just as it was when Dahl sat there inventing his fantasies.

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One Response to “A Writer’s Garden”

  1. Clare September 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    I remember reading about that ball of foil…! Hope you get to see it soon.

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