Dahl, Roald: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

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THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR ROALD DAHL 1977, PUFFIN BOOKS AUTHOR Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 in Llandaff, South Wales. He had three sisters Alfhild, Else, Asta and Astri. He was educated in Llandraff Cathedral School, then he was sent to an English boarding school: St. Peter´s. He was good at sports but academically he was toward the bottom of the class. One of his main hobbies was reading, and some of his favourite novelists were the adventure writers Rudyard Kipling, Captain Marryat, H. Rider Haggard and G.A Henty. Their books influenced Dahl s life and his own writing. By the time Roald Dahl was 13 the family moved to Kent in England and was sent to the famous Repton Public School. After completing his education at Repton Dahl decided that he wanted a career that would take him to wonderful far places like Africa or China . So he went on a sea voyage to East Africa and there he started to work for the Shell Oil Company. In 1939, it was the second world war, Dahl joined the RAF (Royal Air Force) and learnt to fly warplanes. Unfortunately he crashed in the Libyan desert in 1940. His skull was fractured, his nose was pushed in and blinded him for days. His first book was The Gremlins . If the Gremlins never reached the big screen, the experience certainly made Dahl s name as a writer. By the fall of 1944 he had a literary agent, Ann Watkins, and he had published a number of stories in American magazines. In 1945 Dahl moved back home to Amersham to be ...

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1912
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Englisch
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