Roald Dahl was Born in Wales to Norwegian parents on 13 September 1916. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults and became one of the world's best-selling authors. Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic content and for featuring
villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His
books champion the kind-hearted and feature an
underlying warm sentiment. To mark 100 years since the birth of the world’s number one storyteller, there will be celebrations focusing on Roald Dahl's stories and characters, delivering a year packed with surprises and treats for everyone. Royal Mail has released a special set of stamps as a tribute to the works
of Dahl, this keepsake thimble features The BFG.