Lucy Dahl remembers that her father's writing hut was "a sacred place." Even on the days he wasn't feeling inspired to write, he'd go out there for hours at a time and "put his bottom on the chair." Click Here To Learn More About "The Story Behind The Storyteller." The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre hide caption toggle caption The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Roald Dahl Wanted His Magical 'Matilda' To Keep Books Alive November 14, 2013 For many young readers, Dahl is a beloved author. But to Lucy Dahl, he's also Dad. "Matilda was one of the most difficult books for him to write," she says. "I think that there was a deep genuine fear within his heart that books were going to go away and he wanted to write about it."