1982 - The Witches, Dirty Beasts; Roald Dahl marries Felicity

The Witches and Dirty Beasts


Marries Felicity "Liccy" Crosland; publication of The Witches, Dirty Beasts, Ghost Stories



In July 1983, Roald Dahl and his wife, actress Patricia Neal divorce after 30 years of marriage. Later that year Roald marries his second wife, Felicity ‘Liccy’ Crosland.

1983 also sees the publication of three more books: Dirty Beasts, a further collection of comic poems for children; The Witches, which won that year's Whitbread Prize and would go on to become another Roald Dahl classic; and Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories, an anthology of ghost stories by other writers selected and introduced by Roald himself.

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