Roald Dahl’s work: My take

Leave the books unchanged. They represent the era in which he wrote the books and as such will show readers that times have changed.

Editing his works is an insult to the creativity of the author and in spirit almost, albeit not quite, akin to removing references to the Holocaust from books.

It’s not as if he wrote in incomprehensible medieval English after all.

I don’t think I’ve ever read any of his works but I can imagine that editing them may also take part of their charm away.

I believe that the publisher has now decided to publish both the original and the edited versions. That’s a good compromise, as long as their covers make very clear that the latter books have been edited.

This was also in the news in the Netherlands, along with the bit below, which I’ve seen mentioned on the CNN site as well.

(Vegetables and fruit rationed in British supermarkets)
(a few hours later)
When you click on the article, you get to see this…

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