Boy and Going Solo

Boy and Going Solo : and, Going Solo

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Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume.

***With a new Quentin Blake cover and a whole new end section of fascinating facts about Roald Dahl.***

Boy is the story of Roald Dahl's very own boyhood, including tales of sweet-shops and chocolate, mean old ladies and a Great Mouse Plot - the inspiration for some of his most marvellous storybooks in the years to come.

Going Solo tells of how, when he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Africa and later went flying with the Royal Air Force, before he became the world's number-one storyteller.

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.
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Product details

  • 6-12
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 120 x 196 x 36mm | 359.99g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • Black and white photos and line drawings
  • 0141322772
  • 9780141322773
  • 165,145

About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total UK sales are now 55 million!
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