Professor Tom Solomon's Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine sold out within a week of its launch.
An unprecedented for Liverpool University Press, Director Anthony Cond said of the book "It’s such a fabulous and unique book that we expected it to do well, and produced a thousand copies. But to have to do a second print run so soon was completely unexpected.”
A few copies are still available via Amazon, who have stockpiled, and the next run should be available from October 30th.
Meanwhile, book events are also proving popular; tickets for the Cheltenham Literary Festival (Thursday 13th October) are selling fast, and th...
Tom Solomon's debut book Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine launched at Kings Place Festival in London on the 11th of September.
The big day began with event "Dahl for Grown Ups" presented by Times Literary Supplement's Toby Lichtig, where Tom and Donald Sturrock (writer, Dahl's biographer) discussed the appeal of Roald Dahl to an adult audience. During the hour, Solomon and Sturrock talked about the many facets of the author, his incredible imagination and were challenged to choose their favourite Dahl short stories for adults. For Tom, these are William and Mary and Bitch, both of which have stron...
Writer Roald Dahl is well known as the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox and The BFG, but he was also fascinated by medical science. Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after him during his last illness, spent hours discussing medicine with Dahl.
Tom talks to Matthew Parris about Dahl's life and work, through the prism of his forensic interest in the workings of the human body. With them is Donald Sturrock, Dahl's biographer. Listenhere.
Producer Christine Hall.
(Series 35, episode 4; 30 Dec 2014).
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