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date: 19 May 2024

Dahl, Roald (1916–1990) 

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
 Market House Books Market House Books

British writer with a gift for the grotesque and the subversive, known particularly for his children's stories.Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, south Wales, of Norwegian parents. Despite the early death of his father and elder sister, his early years were conventional – boarding school (Repton) followed by entry into a career with Shell Oil. At the outbreak of World War II he volunteered for the RAF and served as a fighter pilot, being twice shot down in action. He was subsequently posted to Washington, DC, as an assistant air attaché. When C. S. ... ...

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