Publication of The Magic Finger

1966

Four years after its completion, Roald Dahl's The Magic Finger is published

1966

1966

Roald Dahl had finished work on The Magic Finger, previously known as The Almost Ducks, in 1962. 

Roald's original publishers feared the story - an anti-hunting parable - would offend the powerful US gun lobby and sat on the finished manuscript for three years until their option to publish expired. 

In 1966 it is eventually published by Harper & Row.

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