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Last Updated: Thursday September 13 2007 06:04 GMT

I met Roald Dahl's granddaughter

Sophie Dahl being interviewed by Press Packer Georgia

Press Packer Georgia is a huge fan of author Roald Dahl, who died nearly 20 years ago.

For her report she went on a special assignment to interview his granddaughter Sophie about him.

"I love Roald Dahl books so I was really excited about going to the Roald Dahl Museum to meet his granddaughter Sophie.

Sophie inspired one of the characters in the BFG, which is all about the adventures of a little girl and a friendly giant.

When I met Sophie we headed to the replica of Roald Dahl's old writing hut for our chat.

Read on to find out how it went...

Where did your granddad get his characters' mischievousness from in books such as George's Marvellous Medicine, The Twits and Fantastic Mr Fox?

I suppose he must have drawn from people he came across in life but also he had such an incredible and vivid imagination.

What's your favourite Roald Dahl book and why?

The BFG is very dear to my heart because it's sort of my book. It's so hard to pick one because they're all so good... I love The Twits and I love the Revolting Rhymes.

What book would you recommend for a first time Roald Dahl reader?

Good question. Probably George's Marvellous Medicine.

What did he do in his spare time when he wasn't writing in his hut?

He played a lot of snooker, he liked to walk the dogs up through the woods, he loved to eat and he was always off on funny missions!

What's your earliest memory of your granddad?

All the naughty stuff he used to do, like pretending to be the BFG.

I remember my friend and I were about to go to sleep, perfectly peaceful, and we heard this awful banging on the window.

We looked up and saw this long, shadowy man at the window with a trumpet and thought 'what is that?'. We were absolutely terrified!"

Georgia, 12, Hertfordshire


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