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Liverpool Launch Event: Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine: "Hope Conquers Fear"
followed by book signing and drinks reception.

Date: 21st November 2016, 6pm-8pm
Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill

Book your free place here


Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children’s books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine, and the terrible tragedies that affected him and his family. Dahl always said that if he wasn’t a writer, he would have liked to be a doctor. In this unique combination of popular science, biography and memoir, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, and has just published Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine, will examine Dahl’s life and literature from a new perspective, considering how hope overcame fear.

Professor Sally Sheard (Professor of the History of Medicine) and Dr Esme Miskimmin (lecturer on Children's Literature) will then lead the audience discussion before a drinks reception and book signing.


At the reception there will also be information from the charities that are benefiting from the author royalties of the book will

The Encephalitis Society

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Shine (Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Information, Networking and Equality)

The Stroke Association

The Walton Centre Charity

The University of Liverpool, Institute of Infection and Global Health

Part of the Being Human Festival: Hope & Fear


The Victoria Gallery and Museum

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