Wednesday, 19 September 2007

It's all over... until NEXT YEAR, that is!

So how was your Roald Dahl Day? Did you have fun? And did you manage to answer ALL the questions in the Roald Dahl Day quiz? (we have to confess that some of the questions managed to stump even the brainiest boffins here at RDDHQ!)

Don't forget to send us your RDD photos too (check the the terms and conditions). You can send stuff to and we promise to post the best ones here on the RDD website, so that the rest of the world can see what a scrumdiddlyumptious time you had on Roald Dahl Day 2007!!!

Thursday, 13 September 2007

It's Roald Dahl Day!!


After all the months and days and hours of party planning and preparation, Dahl Day is here. There will be quizzes and games galore and it's the perfect excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and supper, it is Roald Dahl Day, after all. Let's get the party started . . .

And even Google have joined in the celebrations for the day. See their homepage here:

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Roald Dahl STILL number one!

With only a day to go until this year's Roald Dahl Day and - would-ya-believe-it! - Roald Dahl has been named the nation's favourite author in a survey. You can read more about it here.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Extra-special RDD event!

If you’ve ever wondered what Roald Dahl was REALLY like, then don’t miss an ultra-rare opportunity to ask the people who knew him best. On Sunday 23rd September, there’s an official Roald Dahl Day event at the inaugural Bath Festival of Children’s Literature. Taking part are Roald’s widow Felicity Dahl, Brough Girling – a longtime colleague and friend and Liz Williams, Collections Manager at the award-winning Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden. The event will be chaired by journalist David Gritten. Come armed with questions! To book tickets, call the ticket hotline on 01225 463362. For more info, check out

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Counting down to lift off!

If you've visited the Roald Dahl Day website recently, you might have noticed that it's now less than 100 days before 13 September and THE BIG DAY! What have YOU got planned to mark the special occassion? Time to get your thinking caps on...

More news from RDDHQ very soon!

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

RDD gets booked up!

Okay, so we've been a little quiet for the past week or so, but that doesn't mean we've been sat twiddling our thumbs here at RDDHQ. Oh no! Quite the esrever (that's in reverse if you've not been reading ESIO TROT lately). In fact, we've been quackily busy working on the gorgeous new covers for all your favourite Roald Dahl books, due to be piling up in the shops later in the year to mark Roald Dahl Day on 13 September

We can't show you what they look like quite yet, but suffice to say, they look good enough to eat... SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS! What's more, the new-look books are jam-packed with loads of curious Roald Dahl facts which you might never have read before... like, did you know that Roald didn’t like cats – but he did like dogs, birds and goats? Or that although Roald was a terrible speller, but he loved playing Scrabble?

More book news from RDDHQ very soon!

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Picture this!

News reaches us at RDDHQ of a fab-sounding exhibition due to open at Seven Stories in Newcastle during the summer, based on Quentin Blake's illustrations of Roald Dahl's books. Not only that though, but they're also planning lots of fun activties to coincide with RDD... making Newcastle a fantabulous place to be on 13 September!