#Friday56 and #BookBeginnings: The Witches

In fairy-tales, witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks, and they ride on broomsticks.  But this is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL WITCHES.
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For Friday 56:
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About The Witches by Roald Dahl*: This is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you're face to face with one? Well, if you don't know yet you'd better find out quickly-because there's nothing a witch loathes quite as much as children and she'll wield all kinds of terrifying powers to get rid of them. Ronald Dahl has done it again! Winner of the 1983 Whitbread Award, the judges' decision was unanimous: "funny, wise, deliciously disgusting, a real book for children. From the first paragraph to the last, we felt we were in the hands of a master".


I totally spaced out last week and never linked up. So here's my catch up post; an old childhood favourite. I have so many Roald Dahl faves ... it's really hard to choose. All his books are so imaginative and this one has a extra dose of creepiness to it!

Which of Dahl's books is your fave?

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