Boy

Author(s): Roald Dahl

Children Fiction

Many remarkable things did happen to Roald Dahl when he was a boy, and maybe that's where some of the marvellous ideas for his books came from. This is the story of his own childhood. The story is continued in "Going Solo".

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Starting-point; papa and mama, kindergarten, 1922-3; Llandaff Cathedral School, 1923-5 (age 7-9), the bicycle and the sweet-shop, the Great Mouse plot, Mr Coombes, Mrs Pratchett's revenge, going to Norway, the magic island, a visit to the doctor; St Peter's, 1925-9 (age 9-13) - first day, writing home, the matron, homesickness, a drive in the motor-care, Captain Hardcastle, Little Ellis and the boil, goat's tobacco; Repton and Shell, 1929-36 (age 13-20) - getting dressed for the big school, boazers, the headmaster, chocolates, corkers, fagging, games and photography, goodbye school.

General Fields

  • : 9780140318906
  • : pengui
  • : pengui
  • : 0.132
  • : March 1986
  • : 198mm X 128mm X 9mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roald Dahl
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : Quentin Blake
  • : 823.914
  • : 7+
  • : 176
  • : illustrations