The Vicar of Nibbleswicke Background

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke Background

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke is a children’s story written by notable children’s author, Roald Dahl. The book was published posthumously in 1991, by publishing house, Century. Quentin Blake, frequent collaborator of Dahl’s, did the illustrations for the book.

The story revolves around a dyslexic vicar of the town of Nibbleswicke, Reverend Robert Lee, who suffers from the fictional condition, 'Back-to-Front Dyslexia'. This causes a lot of outright shock to his parish, who believe he is insulting them during his sermons. Eventually, he is understood by the community and lives a happy life.

The story was mainly written to serve the Dyslexia Institute in London. Both Dahl and Blake gave up their rights to the book as a donation to the institute, now known as Dyslexia Action.

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