Punishing Insouciance

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Dahl's stern morality gives his work the edge - Arts - Times Online

Modern children´┐Żs fiction is full of bullies being defeated, punished, made fun of, even tumbled into mud or stagnant ponds. But, apart from the odd moment of, say, Malfoy being transformed into a bouncing ferret, it is hard to think of anyone who is willing to punish awful children with such gleeful and imaginative insouciance as Dahl did.

Nocolette Jones, writing in The Times yesterday, alongside Alan Yentob's piece, blogged above, and putting it rather well, I thought...

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