My Year

Published in 1991

-Synopsis-

Roald Dahl had an abiding love for and interest in nature. In the last year of his life he worked on a diary.

Background

-Background-

Roald Dahl had an abiding love for and interest in nature. He kept notes about the habbits of butterflies and frogs, the colour and songs of birds, and the different flowers, plants and berries that blossomed in the countryside around his Buckinghamshire home throughout the year.

In the last year of his life he worked on a diary. What was originally intended to be a few lines turned into a memorable account of the passing year. In My Year, Roald takes us on a month-by-month journey mixing up the past and the present: from childhood tales to tips on how to produce a first-class conker, interwoven with observations about the changing seasons.

My Year was first published in 1991 as The Roald Dahl Diary, shortly after Roald's death in November 1990.

Find out more about the area Roald Dahl lived in

If I had my way I would remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead.

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My Year

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