Herpes Trout. Best unused name in children’s lit history? Turns out that was the original name for Mike Teavee in early drafts of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Amazing what you can learn when you enter Roald Dahl’s writing hut, the dank, ramshackle space Dahl occupied while writing some of the world’s most enduring works of children’s literature. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre website gives visitors a three-dimensional experience, complete with clickable furniture and objects that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the author’s writing process. Click here to have a look around. (Note: For some reason, this site is best viewed using Internet Explorer).
(Thanks to Boing Boing for the link)