Acknowledgements Introduction 'Inscription and Erasure: Mining for Welsh Dahl in the Archive' - Carrie Smith 'How Sweet Was My Valley: Willy Wonka and the Welsh Industrial Novel' - Tomos Owen 'Wales of the Unexpected: Kiss, Kiss' - Kevin Mills 'Homes, Horizons and Orbits: Welsh Dahl and the Aerial View' - Richard Marggraf Turley 'Dahl and Dylan: Matilda, 'In Country Sleep' and Twentieth-century Topographies of Fear' - Damian Walford Davies ''There's Something Fishy about Wales': Dahl, Identity, Language' - Ann Alston and Heather Worthington 'Dahl-in-Welsh, Welsh Dahl: Translation, Resemblance, Difference' - Siwan Rosser 'Dahl's Cardiff Spaces' - Peter Finch
Damian Walford Davies is Professor of English and Head of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University.
"Through the powerfully formative lens of Wales, the essays in this
highly original and imaginative collection demonstrate the extent
to which Dahl's later development, as both writer and person, was
shaped by his Welsh upbringing."
--David Rudd, University of Roehampton