The Other Matilda
Cautionary Tales

The Other Matilda

When I was researching my piece on Matilda the other week I came across the rather delightful fact that Roald Dahl had initially intended for her to be an absolute horror. His template for the character was another Matilda, the doomed anti-heroine from one of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children. This Matilda, so the … Continue reading