Addressing Dahl

The problems rereading a childhood favourite

Leo Cookman
8 min readJan 8, 2024

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In 2022, for various reasons, I wanted to reread Roald Dahl’s catalogue of children’s books that I had been so obsessed with as a kid. It was Dahl’s stories that got me into reading as a young boy and ultimately made me want to write my own. I started writing at 6 years old and never stopped. So in December 2022 I found a boxset of all Dahl’s children’s books…

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Leo Cookman

Peripatetic Writer. “Time’s Lie” out now from Zero Books.