Dahl, Roald: James and the Giant Peach

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Roald Dahl: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH THE AUTHOR: Roald Dahl was born in 1916 in Llandaff, Wales. He attended Llandaff Cathedral- , St. Peter´s- and Repton School. Before his career as an author started, he worked as a representative in East Africa for the Shell Oil Company and as air attache. And during the Second World War he was RAF fighter pilot. James and the Giant Peach was Roald Dahl´s second book for children. He wrote it in New York in the winter of 1960 after a long period in which he just wrote stories for adults. Roald Dahl died in 1990 at the age of seventy-four. The motto he used to lived by was: My candle burns at both ends. It will not last the night but ah my foes and oh my friends, it gives a lovely light. Other books written by Roald Dahl are: Boy, Going solo, The BFG, ...

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