Friday, July 26, 2013

Roald Dahl and the Mildenhall treasure

LS read about this story a few days ago, the silver Roman Mildenhall in Suffolk treasure was found in 1942 by a ploughman and was eventually acquired by the British Museum but not before laying dormant for four years in a farmer's house.  This to do with greed on the part of the farmer but in so doing he robbed the ploughman of a sizable reward for the finding of silver.  Roald Dahl was angered by this injustice and wrote a book about the treasure with Ralph Steadman drawing the illustrations.
The book was ordered from a bookseller in Haye-on-Wye, arrived in pristine condition and has some lovely drawings, found it fascinating........

The Mildenhall Treasure by Roald Dahl






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