Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the best-seller that almost never happened:
Dahl’s young nephew read a draft, told him it was rubbish and so – we must assume, as it has never been found among Dahl’s otherwise meticulously kept papers – the writer threw it away. Read more »
Illustration: Quentin Blake (obviously!)
A rare chance to see one of the unpublished chapters from an early draft of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
All the drafts are houses at the Roald Dahl archive, and this chapter will be on display at the Roald Dahl Museum form 8th September. More information on the archive here: http://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/archive