Boy: Tales of Childhood

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Jonathan Cape, Aug 30, 2012 - Authors, English - 240 pages
Throughout my young days at school and just afterwards a number of things happened to me ... Some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant ... all are true.' Many remarkable things did indeed happen to Roald Dahl when he was a boy, and maybe that's where some of his marvelous ideas for his world-famous, best-selling books came from. There's the motor car ride which nearly cost him his nose, the terrifying matron who crept silently down the school corridor, glorious family summer holidays in Norway, and the delights of testing chocolates for Cadbury's. As full of excitement and the unexpected as the stories he writes, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating, often very funny, and are not to be missed!

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It must be twenty-five years since I last read this and what surprised me on re-reading it was how accurately I remembered it. The episode in Boy with the nose. You know how often you find on re ... Read full review

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Throughout my young days at school and just afterwards a number of things happened to me that I have never forgotten. . . . Some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. I suppose that is why ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Roald Dahl (Author)
The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.

Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Childrene(tm)s Laureate. In the 2013 New Yeare(tm)s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.

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