Publication of Fantastic Mr Fox
Roald Dahl's latest children's book, Fantastic Mr Fox is published by George Allen and Unwin. The story marks a return to children's fiction for Roald after a five-year break.
Partially inspired by the countryside around his Buckinghamshire home and by stories he told his own children, Roald had begun work on Fantastic Mr Fox in 1968. The story was orginally titled just Mr Fox and, as Roald's biographer Donald Sturrock tells us in Storyteller, it is one of his most autobiographical children's stories.