Boy by Roald Dahl
  

Boy

Written by Roald Dahl
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Part of the New Windmills KS3 Series

Synopsis

Boy by Roald Dahl

I sat down in assembly one day and started to read this book to my two hundred and forty students, deciding that I would stop when restlessness became too obvious. I went on...and on... and on. In the end I had to stop before the school seized up, and still the children clamoured for more. Gerald Haigh, TES

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
160 pages

Author

Roald Dahl
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Author's Website

www.roalddahl.com/

Publisher

Heinemann an imprint of Pearson Education Limited

Publication date

4th April 1986

ISBN

9780435123000


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