In 1946, when he was making a living writing fiction for American magazines, Roald Dahl wrote a true story called The Mildenhall Treasure. It tells how Gordon Butcher, a Suffolk ploughman, uncovered the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles, a hoard of Roman silver of unparalleled beauty and value. And how, not appreciating what he had discovered he was cheated out of the fortune that should have been his.
A savage parable of innocence and greed. The Mildenhall Treasure is now republished, superbly illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Authored by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Published by Jonathan Cape of London in 1999. This First Illustrated Edition is hardcover bound, in Fine condition, with a Fine dust jacket and covered in plastic. The size of the book is 298x220x13mm. ISBN 9780224060172. 72pp with numerous colour illustrations, most of them double page, a few of them single page and a few in the text.