Published date
Friday, 7 October, 2016

Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children’s books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Perhaps even more surprising is his role in creating the Stroke Association as we know it today, and that the unique language in the BFG is inspired by his experience of his wife, Patricia Neal’s, aphasia. 

The award-winning science communicator Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after the nation’s favourite children’s author towards the end of his life, examines Dahl’s interest in everything medical in his new book, 'Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine'. We’re delighted to announce that all of the author royalties will be donated to six charities working in areas that were of interest to Dahl, including the Stroke Association. 

'Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine' is published by Liverpool University Press and is available to buy now, paperback RRP £10.

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