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Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to"a wonderful faraway place. In 1933 he joined the... show more
Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to"a wonderful faraway place. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.The BFG is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahls eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven - the same age at which his sister had died (fron appendicitis) over forty years before. Quentin Blake, the first Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books.
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Birth date: 1916
Died: 1990
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Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it 4 months ago
Always like reading this unique collection of stories.
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 4 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis was an amazingly phenomenal book. I couldn't remember if I had read this growing up or not. I distinctly remember the movie, but I don't think I ever read the actual book. So I picked up a copy of the audiobook from the library to listen to while ...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 6 months ago
Et, surtout, ayez bien les yeux grands ouverts sur le monde entier, car les plus grands secrets se trouvent toujours aux endroits les plus inattendus.
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 6 months ago
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories was a must-have for me for 2 reasons: 1. Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors and I want to read everything he's ever written and 2. I love ghost stories. I have to admit that going into this one I was very much under the impression that this was going to be a ...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 8 months ago
Trois histoires :L'enfant qui parlait aux animaux : The boy who talked with animalsL'auto-stoppeur : The Hitch-HikerLe trésor de Mildenhall : The Mildenhall treasure
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