Author Lucy Mangan shares her love for Roald Dahl’s The Twits in celebration of hairy Mr Twit and his not-so-lovely wife
Lucy Mangan - journalist and author of Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory - has been speaking to our friends at Penguin about her memories of another of Roald Dahl's much-loved stories, The Twits. Here's what she had to say:
I remember vividly it being read to us in primary school. The spaghetti worms! The Hugtight glue on the Big Dead Tree and – consequently – bird pie every week and one quartet of boys slipping out of their arbour-adhering trousers and running away “with their naked bottoms winking at the sun”! The penny-sized pieces of wood being added to Mrs Twit’s walking stick to make her think she’d got the shrinks! You think I had to look any of this up to refresh my memory? You underestimate the power of Dahl’s work on the deliciously-appalled six year old mind, my friend, you truly do.
Read the post in full on the Penguin website.