Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl

- Born on September 13, 1916 in Llandaff, South Wales. His parents were Norwegian.- After graduating from prep school he turned down a full ride to either Oxford or Cambridge in order to get a job and travel the world. - He traveled to Newfoundland and Tanzania while working for the Shel Oil Company.- Joined the Royal Air Force in 1939, becoming a fighter pilot in the Mediterranean. He crashed in Egypt, suffering severe injuries that got him transferred to D.C. as a liason.- The first piece of writing that he was paid for was based on his experiences as a fighter pilot.- His early writing career was spent writing for magazines such as The New Yorker, the New York Times and the Saturday Evening Post. Official Website Great site for facts about his life, including a book timeline inspirational quotes


The Story about ...Roald Dahl

He was...

- Over to You (World War II)- The Gremlins- James and the Giant Peach- The Magic Finger- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- Fantastic Mr. Fox- Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator- The TwitsFor Adults- You Only Live Twice (Bond!!!)- The Night Digger

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- His first childrens book was The Gremlins for Walt Disney.- He was married to the Academy Award winning actress Patricia Neal with whom he had 5 children.- He read stories to his children nightly which fostered his love for writing childrens tales. - He passed away on November 23, 1990 in Oxford , England after writing 19 childrens books, 9 short story collections as well as television and movie scripts.


Contact InformationThe Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre 81-83 High Street Great Missenden Bucks HP16 0ALTwitter Follow us @RoaldDahlFundFacebook Find us at RoaldDahlCharity



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