An omnibus edition of "Boy" and "Going Solo". It is about some of the remarkable things that happened to the writer as a boy and a young man. Roald Dahl won many prizes, including The Whitbread Prize for "The Witches" and The Children's Book Award for "Matilda".
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Roald Dahl (1916-1990) 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.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140349170