When my children were little, their mum and I used to read them Roald Dahl. At some point it dawned on us that Dahl's characters had a not-very-easy-to-spot in-built cruelty.

Nice article. Thanks.

London-based, Cuban writer. Author of “Cuban, Immigrant, and Londoner”, to be published by Austin Macauley. Has written for The Guardian and Prospect.