This fascinating full-colour book celebrates the 50th birthday of that best-loved story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Prizewinning journalist Lucy Mangan explores the wide-ranging influence that , Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas have had on our culture. The book features 100s of images, including previously unseen material from the Roald Dahl archive and behind-the-scenes photographs from the Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder films, the Sam Mendes musical and more. A must-have for every generation of fans of the world's number-one storyteller, Roald Dahl, and all those who love the story of Charlie in any of its forms.
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.