Danny, the Champion of the World


Publication of Danny, the Champion of the World



In 1975 Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World - like Fantastic Mr Fox, another story partially inspired by the Buckinghamshire countryside in which he lived - is published by Jonathan Cape. 

The book features characters Roald had previously written about in some of his short stories, notably The Champion of the World from the adult short story collection Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life.

It also features a character that would go on to star in his own story: The BFG.

Other stories with a Danny connection

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life

Published in 1989, the stories in this collection mostly date from the 1940s


The most famous of Roald's cross-over characters: The BFG makes his first appearance in Danny

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