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The moment Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes made me a reader


At eight years old, the very last thing Gavin Puckett wanted to do in his spare time was read a book – reading was tedious and to be done at school. Then he discovered Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and everything changed

When I think back to my childhood, the reasons for my reluctance to read seem quite obvious now. It wasn’t that I found reading difficult or anything like that; it was more that I just didn’t enjoy it. Back then, for me it was simple - books were for school, and school was a place I had to attend despite my protests. It was the law, apparently!

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