Happy Birthdays!

In this series of blog posts, we will be celebrating the lives of some of our best-loved authors by checking out their wonderful works of literature.

♦12th-18th September♦

Roald Dahl

13th September 1916-23rd November 1990

Find the following books by Roald Dahl in QUICK READS 823.91 DAH

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ♦Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator♦The BFG♦The Magic Finger♦Boy: Tales of Childhood♦The Witches♦The Twits♦Esio Trot♦Revolting Rhymes

You can also find Skin and Other Stories in EXPRESS FICTION 823.91 DAH, Someone Like You in the BOOK ZONE 823.91 DAH, and Dirty Beasts in the BOOK ZONE 821.91 DAH

Find Fantastic Mr Fox, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and The Witches in the DVD LOBBY


This birthday cake depicts the villainous Mr Twit, as illustrated by Quentin Blake. Note the food scraps in his beard…disgusting!

Agatha Christie

15th September 1890-12th January 1976

The complete BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous Miss Marple series is available from the BOOK ZONE 823.91 CHR

Find The Double Clue and Other Hercule Poirot Stories in QUICK READS 823.91 CHR

Ken Kesey

17th September 1935-10th November 2001

Borrow One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest from NORFOLK HOUSE 823.91 KES

The 1975 movie adaptation, starring Jack Nicholson (Batman), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Danny DeVito (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is available to borrow from the DVD LOBBY.


Check back every week to find out more about the famous novelists, poets, playwrights and illustrators you can find here in the Information Store.


Williams, K (2013) Book cake – Mr Twit from Roald Dahl’s The Twits Available at: (Accessed: 16/09/2016)

Muirhead, M (2008) Birthday Cupcake Available at: (Accessed: 16/09/2016)


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