Radio essay on Dahl’s Matilda

Thanks bundleofbooks for this one, via Twitter – a BBC Radio series called¬†Happily Ever After, all about the portrayal of family in children’s literature. I just listened to Anthony Horowitz talking about the horrible Wormwoods in Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Very interesting and with a thought-provoking finish: should Matilda have chosen to go with her parents at the end?

To listen online, click here. (The audio file is 24 min long, but Horowitz’s essay is just the first 15 minutes.)

To read my review of Matilda, click here.

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