For Roald Dahl and his American actress wife, Patricia Neal, 1962 had started rather well. The celebrated author’s third novel, James And The Giant Peach, had just been published and Kiss Kiss, his fourth collection of short stories, was a huge international success. Pat had just starred in Breakfast At Tiffany’s alongside Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Roald Dahl with wife Patricia Neal and their children Theo (in the pram), Tessa (next to Patricia) and Olivia (next to Roald) at their home White Fields in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, in 1962 Their son Theo was finally on the mend after a near-fatal car accident and, after a long, cold winter in New York, the couple and their three children — Olivia, seven, Tessa, five, and two-year-old Theo — had returned home to Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire. With Pat away for weeks on end in Texas, filming Hud (for which she would win an Oscar) with Paul Newman, Roald was blissfully happy just to be back at his beloved Gipsy House, juggling gardening, childcare, the school run, his ongoing revisions to Charlie’s Chocolate Boy (later to become Charlie And The Chocolate Factory) and the beginnings of a new children’s book. Then one… Read full this story
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Master storyteller's saddest ending: For lack of a vaccine, Roald Dahl's daughter Olivia, seven, died after contracting measles leading him to despair as he penned a powerful rallying cry for parents have 346 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at October 11, 2019. This is cached page on MMOR. If you want remove this page, please contact us.