This makes me laugh every time I see it. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on the web related to a famous writer. So, it would seem that the great children’s author, Roald Dahl, wrote all of his books, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach, and Danny the Champion of the World, in a tiny, dilapidated, filthy old shack in his backyard. Here’s a picture of his ratty worn-out armchair. Imagine what went on in this tiny room! His brain was exploding with all those stories and fantastic characters and he was probably fighting the drafts and killing bugs the whole time. I can totally understand what he must have loved about his little ‘writing hut.’ It was probably his perfect little creative world.
You can look all around Mr. Dahl’s hut with the online virtual tour at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center web site.