Fri. Apr 12th, 2024
Actress Patricia Neal and her husband of 30 years, children's book author Roald Dahl, and Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, who recently divorced.

Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl by Carl Van Vechten, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons; Dan Brown by Photographer Philip Scalia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

S14E9: For Lovin’ Me | Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl & Dan Brown

This week we have two often-requested literary legends! First, Stacie has the tragic story of actress Patricia Neal, who loved Gary Cooper but married the children’s book author, Roald Dahl. Then, Alicia lays out all the sordid clues of the divorce of The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown from his wife Blythe.


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Stacie’s Receipts

Roald Dahl—the Storyteller As Benevolent Sadist — New York Magazine – Nymag (nymag.com)

Patricia Neal dies: Oscar winning star of ‘Hud’ was 84 (washingtonpost.com)

My years with Roald, by the ‘love of his life’ | Roald Dahl | The Guardian (theguardian.com)

Patricia Neal on life, death and marriage to Roald Dahl (theguardian.com)

A PRIVATE HELL, A LIFE REGAINED – Chicago Tribune (chicagotribune.com)

Patricia Neal Looks Back at a Glorious and Grueling Life (people.com via archive.org)

Alicia’s Receipts

The Many Sides to Dan Brown – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

‘Da Vinci Code’ Author Dan Brown, Ex-Wife Settle Lawsuit Over Alleged Affairs, Finances (newsweek.com)

Blythe Brown (en-academic.com)

How Dan Brown’s wife unlocked the code to bestseller success | UK news | The Guardian (theguardian.com)

Dan Brown Private Divorce Goes Public: Alleged Affairs, Holland, and a Nearly Half a Million Dollar Horse | Vanity Fair (vanityfair.com)

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