Danny lives with his father in a gypsy caravan next to their filling station and car garage/workshop. Danny’s mum died when he was young and so he and his father have developed a close, trusting bond.
Victor Hazell is the bloated, redfaced villan of the peace who has met his match with Danny and his father.
They hatch a plan to carry out
‘the greatest game of hide and seek in the world.’
Father and son work together hatching a plan that will be the best ever. Dahl’s gift for language leads to some great descriptions of characters in particular – his carrot haired teacher is a stand out!
Dahl’s writing is incredibly engaging, he has a gift for entertaining adults and children alike, this novel is no exception.
This is one of the most grounded of Dahl’s stories – no giants, flying foxes or huge peaches. It is a celebration of good over bad, father together with son. It is the perfect addition to our Father’s Day list.