Boy: Tales of Childhood (Paperback)
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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 27/10/2011
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Boy is Roald Dahl's extraordinary glimpse into his childhood and early life.

'An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiography. I would never write a history of myself. On the other hand, throughout my young days at school and just afterwards a number of things happened to me that I have never forgotten . . .'


Boy is a funny, insightful and at times grotesque glimpse into the early life of Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors. We discover his experiences of the English public school system, the idyllic paradise of summer holidays in Norway, the pleasures (and pains) of the sweetshop, and how it is that he avoided being a Boazer.

This is the unadulterated childhood - sad and funny, macabre and delightful - that inspired Britain's favourite storyteller and also speaks of an age which vanished with the coming of the Second World War.

'A shimmering fabric of his yesterdays, the magic and the hurt' Observer

'As frightening and funny as his fiction' The New York Times Book Review

'Superbly written. A glimpse of a brilliant eccentric' New Statesman

Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241955307
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


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A shimmering fabric of his yesterdays, the magic and the hurt * Observer *
Brilliantly coloured, sometimes grotesque and sometimes magical * Sunday Times *
As frightening and funny as his fiction * New York Times Book Review *

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“One of my favourite books ever”

I cannot recommend these books enough. I first read them as a teenager and have come back to them in my 30s. They are full of interesting stories and lovely photos and illustrations. Suitable for children and adults... More

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“Boy”

A very good book and good for all ages.A great autobiography from Roald Dahl.

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