Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The magic of correspondence

A Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 Extra recently featured extracts from a biography called Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl, by Donald Sturrock. Dahl's son Theo had problems with a defective valve but Roald Dahl sought help from a craftsman toymaker whom he corresponded with a decade earlier. Between them and a consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, they developed a valve which has been successfully used on nearly 3000 children worldwide.
Letters save lives; letters create smiles; letters are magic made manifest and the fountain pen is the wand.
I hope my letters help the recipients smile, and bring a bit of magic into their days.

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