Roald Dahl's My Year

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The Roald Dahl Museum
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12:00pm, 12th November
My Year by Roald Dahl

A lyrical love affair with the countryside re-printed after 20 years

An intimate insight into the author Roald Dahl’s delight in the countryside and wildlife surrounding his home in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire has been re-published for the first time in twenty years.

My Year was one of the author’s last books, written shortly before his death in 1990. It's a month-by-month account of the changing seasons and the passing of time - of birds, flowers and trees. It's packed with childhood memories and anecdotes, and is a joy to read. 

It is no good knocking down conkers in August because they are still soft and white. But in September, ah, yes, then they are a deep rich brown colour and shining as though they have been polished and that is the time to gather them by the bucketful.

This new hardback edition, complete with Quentin Blake’s beautiful original illustrations, is available exclusively from the Roald Dahl Museum which is based in the very same village the author lived and wrote in for so many years. Make it your companion for a visit to the Museum and Roald Dahl Country.

My Year by Roald Dahl