Roald Dahl 100

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and six more


Publication of Henry Sugar; birth of Roald's first grandchild



In 1977, Roald Dahl's short story collection for teenagers and older children, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, is published by Jonathan Cape.

The collection features two factual pieces of writing - The Mildenhall Treasure, an account Roald had written in the 1940s about the discovery of Roman treasure in Suffolk - and Lucky Break, Roald's account of how he became a writer. It also features his first factual piece of writing, A Piece of Cake, which was based on Roald's experiences flying in the desert during the Second World War.

Roald's first grandaughter, Sophie Dahl, is born. Sophie is the first child of Roald's daughter Tessa. Roald would later name the heroine in The BFG after her.

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