Roald Dahl Tribute

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Today would have been the 101st birthday of the world famous children’s author, Roald Dahl. He is an author pretty much everyone I know has read during their childhood. Whether it be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda or Fantastic Mr Fox, Dahl has created wonderful characters and stories that have given joy, excitement and a love of reading to generations of children and adults. Here I am paying tribute to my favourite children’s author by listing my favourite books of his, the best book-to-film adaptations, and some interesting facts about the man.

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Penguin Random House Work Experience

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I have just finished my work experience with the Children’s Division of Penguin Random House. These two weeks have been important for me, firstly, to add some appropriate experience to my CV, but also to establish whether I want to pursue a career in the publishing industry. I treated this experience as an extended job interview, in order to impress someone enough to possibly recommend me for potential work experiences, internships or entry-role opportunities that arise through the contacts they have.  Continue reading