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.

https://www.roalddahl.com/home- Official Websitehttp://www.biography.com/people/roald-dahl-9264648- Great site for facts about his life, including a book timelinehttp://www.roalddahlfans.com/-Great inspirational quotes

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- 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.

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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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