Buys Gipsy House

July 1954

Roald Dahl, now aged 37, marries Patricia Neal in New York

July 1954

July 1954

In July 1954 Roald Dahl and his wife Pat buy Little Whitefield Cottage in Great Missenden, later re-named Gipsy House (now a privately-owned home). 

This was the house they would live in for the duration of their married life, and is where Roald wrote many of his famous stories.

Great Missenden would remain Roald's UK base for the rest of his life. It is now home to The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

Also in 1954, Roald receives the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award for his short story collection Someone Like You.

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