A Letter from Roald Dahl: "Eschew All Those Beastly Adjectives."

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Published May 03, 2017

When a student wrote to Roald Dahl in 1980 asking for help on his thesis, he received this rather curt letter in reply. We think it's wonderful.

Letter from Roald Dahl

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