Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl (Paperback)
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Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl (Paperback)

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The authorised biography of one of the greatest storytellers of all time, written with complete access to the archives stored in the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

In this award-winning biography, Donald Sturrock reveals many many hidden aspects of Roald Dahl's life; his terrifying experiences as a fighter pilot; the anguish caused by the death of his seven-year-old daughter; his work for military intelligence at the end of the war and more. Written with exclusive access to his private papers and with reference to hundreds of newly-discovered letters, `Storyteller' reveals Roald Dahl as we've never seen him before.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007254774
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 43 mm


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`[A] superb biography...a hugely readable portrait that examines vividly and sympathetically the life and work of a difficult, complex author who was adored by millions of children, loathed by many adults, and was possibly a genius' Sunday Telegraph

`A truly magnificent biography...a masterly account' A.N.Wilson

`Donald Sturrock [is] a creative and sensitive biographer...minutely researched, Storyteller does Dahl the service, as Dahl did for some of his characters, of revealing the human in the monstrous' Times Literary Supplement

`It's a measure of the greatness of this biography that Sturrock is able to get behind these fantasies and exaggerations without losing respect or sympathy for Dahl...sometimes the very nature of Sturrock's primary sources is enough to stop you in your tracks' The Times

`A tremendously assured piece of work...Deftly, and with great acuity, [Sturrock] manages to embrace Dahl's numerous contradictions' Spectator

`Sturrock has done a fine job of memorialising this extraordinary curmudgeon' Evening Standard

`This warts-and-all biography brings [Dahl] vividly to life' Sunday Express

`Storyteller is a real liability if you have anything resembling a busy schedule. It hooks you from its opening sentence and before you know it you're up to your armpits in stories about spies and foxes and movie stars and you don't want to tear yourself away. As engrossing as only the best biographies can be.' Tom Shone

`The person I met when I met Roald Dahl comes through vividly on the pages of Storyteller. Dahl told me that he was generally disappointed in what people wrote about him, but I believe he would have appreciated Donald Sturrock's beautifully written book.' Charlotte Chandler

`Irresistible. I thought I knew quite a lot about Roald Dahl, but now I know much much more. Donald Sturrock's book lucidly describes a complicated life and relates it to the richness of Dahl's storytelling.' Quentin Blake, illustrator

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“Storyteller”

Widely regarded as the king of Children's literature, the books of Roald Dahl continue to entertain young and old alike twenty years after his death. Although a household name to millions, very little was know... More

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