Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl


World Travels-United Kingdom (Wales, London, etc.): born, childhood, schooling, and most of adult life-Tanzania: 1938, worked for Shell Oil Company-Kenya: 1939, enlisted in the Royal Air Force (RAF)-Libya: 1940, plane crashes, spends some time in Egyptian hospital-Greece: 1941, rejoins RAF for the first time since his crash-Washington, D.C: 1942, worked for the British Embassy-New York: spends some of adult life, marries Patricia Neal in 1953

Spouses:Patricia Neal(1953-83, divorced)Felicity Crosland(1983-his death)

Born: Sept.13/1916Died: Nov.23/1990Parents: Harald & SofieSiblings: Astri, Alfhild & ElseHalf Siblings: Ellen & Louis

Children (All withPatricia Neal)-Olivia-Tessa-Theo-Ophelia-Lucy

Dahl's Writing


-The Gremlins (1943)-James and the Giant Peach (1961)-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)-The Magic Finger (1966)-Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970)-Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972)-Danny, Champion of the World (1975)-The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (1977)-The Enormous Crocodile (1978)-The Twits (1980)-George's Marvellous Medicine (1981)-Revolting Rhymes (1982)-The BFG (1982)-Dirty Beasts (1983)-The Witches (1983)-The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985)-Matilda (1988)-Esio Trot (1990)-The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (1991)-The Minpins (1991)

-Over to You (1946)-Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen (1948)-Someone Like You (1953)-Kiss Kiss (1960)-Switch Bitch (1974)-My Uncle Oswald (1978)-Two Fables (1986)-Rhyme Stew (1989)-Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (1989)



-The Honey's (1955, play)-You Only Live Twice (1967, screenplay)-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968, screenplay-The Night Digger (1971)-Boy: Tales of Childhood (1984, childhood autobiography)-Going Solo (1986, adult autobiography)-Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety (1991, safety pamphlet)-The Roald Dahl Cookbook (1991, cookbook)

My Roald Dahl Collection

Much of Dahl's writing stems from his own life experiences. His inspiration in fact for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came from company that had the students at his boarding school test their product. Many of his first adult stories use background information from his time as a pilot in World War II. Also his appreciation for nature and animals often reoccur is stories such as Fantastic Mr. Fox.


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