Roald Dahl

British novelist, short story writer Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter. Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, he served in the British Royal Air Force during World War II, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of Wing Commander. Dahl rose to prominence in the 1940s, with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's best-selling authors.
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Llandaff
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Children's notebook: Girls' wardrobe staples - Telegraph.co.uk
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New label for children that encapsulates plain styling without the designer pricetags plus how to celebrate Roald Dahl day on September 13. Alison Spence's label Original Sister, whose stock in trade is classic, pared-down girls' wardrobe staples
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Big is beautiful for Sophie Dahl - Telegraph.co.uk
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Sophie Dahl is the granddaughter of Roald Dahl, the children's author. Photo: PA By Tim Walker Sophie Dahl may no longer be quite as voluptuous as she once was, but the author and former model would still appear to hanker after a fuller figure
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Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, September 1-7 - Pegasus News
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If you were disappointed with Tim Burton's version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you can get the bad taste out of your mouth with Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Junior, starting Thursday at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst and playing through
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Penguin reissues Dahl's grown-up stories - The Bookseller
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Penguin is reissuing its collections of short stories for adults by renowned children's author Roald Dahl. The rejacketed paperback versions, priced £8.99, will be reissued in four batches, beginning with Someone Like You; Kiss Kiss; Over To You;
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Horrible pair deserve raucous reception - Nelson Mail
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DIRTY TRICKS: Mr and Mrs Twit (Daniel Allen and Hazel Twissell) at the Theatre Royal ahead of their appearance in Roald Dahl classic The Twits. There can't be many pieces of theatre where the audience is encouraged to boo, hiss and throw things at the
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NEWS ANALYSIS; Fairies, Witches and Supply and Demand
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Motoko Rich is an economics reporter for The New York Times. As any parent devoted to bedtime reading knows, the best children’s books never resort to icky “teachable moments.” Understated messages about loyalty, friendship and bravery thrum like bass lines beneath the melody of character and narrative. These days, perhaps because
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Gray 318 creates new jacket designs for Roald Dahl books - Design Week
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Gray 318 has designed a new set of jackets for Roald Dahl's stories for adults, which will be released by publisher Penguin in three stages. Jon Gray, who works under the name Gray 318, was commissioned in June by Penguin's general art director John
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Horrid Henry: The Movie 3D - expressandstar.com
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Danny DeVito's magnificent rendering of Roald Dahl's Matilda seems to be an inspiration but neither Lucinda Whiteley's script nor Moore's direction are sufficiently elegant to chart the same ebbs and flows between uproarious and dark comedy
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Wallace on Roald Dahl judging panel - The Bookseller
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Presenter, author and journalist Danny Wallace is to be one of the judges for this year's Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011. Wallace will be joined by the author and illustrator team behind Horrid Henry, Francesca Simon and Tony Ross, plus journalist and
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Read a Peach - Memphis Flyer
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After his parents die in a horrible accident, poor James Trotter, the titular character of Roald Dahl's controversial classic James and the Giant Peach, is sent — as such orphans almost always are — to live with the most unrelentingly evil members of
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Making a Deal with the Devil -- The Patricia Neal Story - Reuters
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"Pat and Roald" was the story of Oscar winning Patricia Neal, one of my favorite actresses from "Hud," "Face in a Crowd," "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and, her husband, Roald Dahl, a legendary British children's writer I also liked
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From Roald Dahl to Ezer Weizman / Historic air force building atRamat David to ... - Ha'aretz
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About 70 years ago the British air base was established at Ramat David, the first pilot who landed there was Roald Dahl, who became a famous author. By Eli Ashkenazi The small brick building in the middle of the air force base at Ramat David is not
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Roald Dahl's life celebrated in new book - Times LIVE
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It's been suggested that Donald Sturrock's judgments on Roald Dahl in his biography of the celebrated children's book writer, Storyteller, The Life of Roald Dahl, are coloured by the influence of Dahl's surviving family and his ambitions to be the
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    TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Roald Dahl died on 23 November 1990, at the age of 74 of a blood disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, in Oxford, and was buried in the cemetery at St Peter and St Paul's Church in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    In the 1986 New Years Honours List, Dahl was offered an appointment to Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), but turned it down, purportedly because he wanted a knighthood so that his wife would be Lady Dahl.
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  • 1983
    Dahl told a reporter in 1983, "There's a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity...
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    In 1983 Dahl reviewed Tony Clifton's God Cried, a picture book about the siege of West Beirut by the Israeli army during the 1982 Lebanon War.
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    Following a divorce from Neal in 1983, Dahl married Felicity "Liccy" Crosland at Brixton Town Hall, South London.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    He later used the vardo as a writing room, where he wrote Danny, the Champion of the World in 1975.
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  • OTHER
  • 1965
    In 1965, Patricia Neal suffered three burst cerebral aneurysms while pregnant with their fifth child, Lucy; Dahl took control of her rehabilitation and she re-learned to talk and walk, and even returned to her acting career, an episode in their lives which was dramatised in the film The Patricia Neal Story, in which the couple were played by Glenda Jackson and Dirk Bogarde.
  • 1960
    On 5 December 1960, four-month-old Theo Dahl was severely injured when his baby carriage was struck by a taxicab in New York City.
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  • 1953
    Dahl married American actress Patricia Neal on 2 July 1953 at Trinity Church in New York City.
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  • 1941
    His record of five aerial victories, qualifying him as a flying ace, has been confirmed by post-war research and cross-referenced in Axis records, although it is most likely that he scored more than that during 20 April 1941 when 22 German aircraft were shot down.
    Though at this time Dahl was only a pilot officer on probation, in September 1941 he was simultaneously confirmed as a pilot officer and promoted to war substantive flying officer.
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    On 20 April 1941, Dahl took part in the "Battle of Athens", alongside the highest-scoring British Commonwealth ace of World War II, Pat Pattle, and Dahl's friend David Coke.
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    Dahl saw his first aerial combat on 15 April 1941, while flying alone over the city of Chalcis.
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    Dahl flew a replacement Hurricane across the Mediterranean Sea in April 1941, after seven hours flying Hurricanes.
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    In February 1941, Dahl was discharged from hospital and passed fully fit for flying duties.
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  • 1940
    On 19 September 1940, Dahl was ordered to fly his Gladiator from Abu Sueir in Egypt, on to Amiriya to refuel, and again to Fouka in Libya for a second refuelling.
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    He was commissioned pilot officer on 24 August 1940.
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  • 1939
    In November 1939, Dahl joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) as an aircraftman with service number 774022.
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  • 1934
    In July 1934, Dahl joined the Shell Petroleum Company.
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    After finishing his schooling, in August 1934 Dahl crossed the Atlantic on the and hiked through Newfoundland with the Public Schools Exploring Society.
  • 1929
    From 1929, he attended Repton School in Derbyshire.
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  • 1916
    Roald Dahl was born in 1916 at Villa Marie, Fairwater Road, in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegian parents, Harald Dahl and Sofie Magdalene Dahl (née Hesselberg).
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