Roald Dahl

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. Born on 13th September 1916, in South Wales . Norwegian parents . Father died when he was 4

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. At school, he was always homesick . He had to wear a horrible school uniform . teachers were cruel and often caned the students . Younger boys were often punished . He describes the school-beatups in his book

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. After graduating in1933, he went to work to Shell Oil Co. . He worked in East Africa . He lived in the jungle . He learned to speak Swahili . He suffered from malaria

Second World War - 1933 : 

Second World War - 1933 . He joined the Royal Air Force . He was a fighter pilot . He shot down German planes . He crashed because of poor directions and lack of fuel. . After 6 months in hospital he flew again . In 1942, he went to Washington as Assistant Air Attaché

Starting a career : 

Starting a career . Dahl started writing in the 1940s while based in the USA . He published his stories in several magazines . “Shot Down Over Libya” was his first story.

Some of his works : 

Some of his works . In 1943, he published his first children's book "The Gremlins " with Walt Disney

Private life : 

Private life . His marriage with the actress Patricia Neal was unhappy . They had 5 children . He got divorced in 1983 . He married Felicity Crosland soon after

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He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors. His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour.

The last years of his life were very happy and he wrote some of his best books during this period: : 

The last years of his life were very happy and he wrote some of his best books during this period: Published in1961 Film: 1996

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1964Film: 2005 : 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1964Film: 2005

The Witches 1983Film: The Witches 1990 : 

The Witches 1983Film: The Witches 1990

Matilda: 1988Film: Matilda 1996 : 

Matilda: 1988Film: Matilda 1996

Short Stories : 

Short Stories . Kiss Kiss (1960) . Tales of the Unexpected (1979) . The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977) . Skin And Other Stories (2000) . and many more …

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. Roald Dahl died on 23rd November 1990 at the age of 74 of a rare blood disease . In 2008, The Times ranked Roald Dahl sixteenth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945“ . The anniversary of Dahl's birthday on 13 September is celebrated as "Roald Dahl Day" in Africa and Latin America

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