My Year

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  • First editions:
    • Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1993, Great Britain.
      • Illustrated by Quentin Blake
  • Note: The text in this book was originally printed in The Dahl Diary 1992 published by Puffin Books.
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My Year contains some of Roald Dahl’s most remarkable writing and is based on a diary he wrote during the final year of his life. In a month-by-month journey, he reflects on the past and present from many perspectives. Reminiscences of his childhood and adolescence are combined with tips on how to rid your lawn of moles or produce a first-class conker. All of this is woven into Roald Dahl’s observations of the changing seasons. Sure to delight kids and adults equally, My Year features evocative watercolours by Quentin Blake.

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