Roald Dahl, age 4, and his mother Sofia.Roald Dahl based the character of the grandmother in The Witches on his own mother, who often told he and his sisters stories about mythical Norwegian creatures.  ”My grandmother was the only grandmother I ever met who smoked cigars. She lit one now, a long black cigar that smelt of burning rubber.” — The Witches

Roald Dahl, age 4, and his mother Sofia.

Roald Dahl based the character of the grandmother in The Witches on his own mother, who often told he and his sisters stories about mythical Norwegian creatures. 

 ”My grandmother was the only grandmother I ever met who smoked cigars. She lit one now, a long black cigar that smelt of burning rubber.” — The Witches

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