If you get a chance do watch this brilliant documentary about the life and work of the late Roald Dahl.
His mischievous, magnificent imagination contributed greatly to our literary culture and enriched many childhoods. Including my own!
It is a tragic thing to consider how much we would have lost if he had been killed in World War Two. Indeed he came close a few times whilst he was a pilot in the RAF, fighting in North Africa.
Just think how many fantastic writers, storytellers and poets died in that war, which we are all the poorer for.