Publication of The Magic Finger

-1966-

Four years after its completion, Roald Dahl's The Magic Finger is published

1966

-1966-

Roald Dahl had finished work on The Magic Finger, previously known as The Almost Ducks, in 1962. 

Roald's original publishers feared the story - an anti-hunting parable - would offend the powerful US gun lobby and sat on the finished manuscript for three years until their option to publish expired. 

In 1966 it is eventually published by Harper & Row.

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