Author(s): Roald Dahl
Puffin Audiobooks presents two of Roald Dahl's magical stories brought to life on audio by Kate Winslet, The Minpins and The Magic Finger. The Minpins Little Billy doesn't really believe there are monsters in the wood, but the red-hot smoke-belching gruncher is real enough, and so are the tiny minpins, whose miniature world is in danger. The Magic Finger read by Kate Winslet 'Well, that did it. I saw red. And before I was able to stop myself, I did something I never meant to do. I put the magic finger on them all!'
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.