More About Boy Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl


More About Boy Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl

What were Roald Dahl's first words? Read his account of going to football matches with Joss Spivvis, the gardener. This new edition of a favourite book contains a wealth of new photos, facts and writings about Roald Dahl and his childhood, together with the original text and illustrations from his much-loved memoir. With lots of little-known details, this is a must-have for all Dahl fans!


Pages are chock-a-block with photos of young Dahl and his environs, reproductions of relevant regalia; relevant quotes from Dahl's books, and, of course, Quentin Blake's wiry, goofy art. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Dahl's revealing writing, open and full of wicked humor, is certain to endear the beloved writer known to his family as Boy to a new generation. -- Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son.

He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire.

Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Publication date

4th September 2008



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