The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl

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Anyone who ever wished as a child to meet Willy Wonka or hang out with the BFG will be fascinated to learn in this engrossing, authorized biography of the late Roald Dahl that his own life was far, far more strange than even his fiction.

Twenty years after his death, Roald Dahl's bestselling stories continue to inspire and entertain children around the globe. But the man behind the stories remains an enigma. Despite his astonishing life as a Norwegian growing up in Wales, whose father died when he was just five, and as an ace fighter pilot, British intelligence agent, and husband for a while to one of Hollywood's top stars, Dahl nonetheless persistently embroidered the truth about himself, rewrote history, ignored reality, and defended his deep vulnerabilities with outlandish and wilfully provocative remarks. Facts bored him.

As his authorized biographer, Donald Sturrock, a wonderful writer and careful researcher, has drawn on Dahl's many previously unexamined files and a vast body of unpublished letters for this nuanced and engrossing narrative of the storyteller's long, adventurous life.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2010.
ISBN: 9780771083327
Characteristics: x, 655 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Roald Dahl.


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Dec 10, 2010

It is a wonderful book

Nov 29, 2010

It is a wonderful book

debwalker Nov 18, 2010

The artistic director of the Roald Dahl Foundation manages a balanced and juicy treatment of his idol, running through Dahl’s years spying for the Brits and
bedding a slew of Americans as well as the tensions, setbacks, and depressive jags that gave his work its texture.

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