This is incredible... the light, the music, the guy, the everythingness of it. ( Danny MacAskill April 2009) (excuse me but I have to go and get on my bike now)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
If you find yourself in CT, in New Canaan, at Elm Street Books at 2.30pm on Sat 16th... You're in LUCK! we will be curing Swine Flu ... I'll be reading How To Get Married... By Me, The Bride and the VERY TOPICAL (rumored to be The Cure to Swine Flu) Being A Pig Is Nice: a child's eye-view of manners. More information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or here.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Dahl (1916 - 1990) recorded these interviews for the BBC in 1988, two years before he died. He was 71 at the time. Julia Eccleshare was the interviewer. Listen to extracts from the interviews here. For even more amazing interviews from the master of storytelling and voice, check out the official Roald Dahl website (once there click on Roald Dahl) BONUS: Various random Dahl facts (which one isn't true?): he was a spy he worked for Shell he could speak Swahili favorite music: Beethoven favorite TV program: the news he wrote all his children's stories in a writing boat (the last one: he wrote in a hut not a boat.) EXTRA SUPER BONUS: take a tour of said hut here
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
the new book's almost out and the reviews are in... from the barn: “A Complete Stinker!” A PIG “Horribly Good!” A MONSTER “Perfectly Terribly Terrible Table Manners!” A MONKEY “Superb Pacing” A SNAIL “Krall and Lloyd-Jones's manners are World Renowned and the envy of all the barn.” SPOKESPIG FOR THE EXTRA STINKY TIMES To get hold of your copy/find out more, click here.