Lucy Mangan on The Twits

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5:30pm, 8th July
The Twits
Mr Twit, from Roald Dahl's The Twits, illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake

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.