Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. Presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school. Dahl, Roald -- Juvenile literature. Add tags for "Boy: tales of childhood". Read "Boy Tales of Childhood" by Roald Dahl available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. **Find out where the bestselling .
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Boy. Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. eVersion - click for scan notes. Back Cover. Who can tell where Roald Dahl got his ideas from? Perhaps some have. As full of excitement and the unexpected as the stories he writes, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating, often very funny, and are. BOY, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car.
It is one of the top five books I have read this year, and would highly recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure. It is hard to portray what it's like to be up there in a Hurricane with enemy fighters after you, but Dahl does it with aplomb.
I will wait a while and read this one again! Another writer once told me that one of the most important elements to be found in a memoir is a "likeable" narrator.
His story of the quick and almost informal training he received at a flying school in Africa shortly after Great Britain entered WWII, is hair-raising and nearly impossible to believe, except you do believe, because you trust this man. At six foot six inches tall, Dahl was physically quite unsuited to be a fighter pilot, noting that when seated in the various planes he flew, his knees were nearly under his chin and he had to hunch over to fit beneath the plane's canopy. But fly he did, even after surviving one horrific crash in the desert early on in his career as an RAF pilot.
He sustained a very bad concussion which was to come back to haunt him and finally "invalid" him out of service nearly two years later and had his face bashed in.
As he explained to his mother in a letter: Dahl's nearly laconic and completely unself-conscious manner of writing about the things he did - absolutely heroic things - made me think of Sam Hynes's WWII memoir of his missions in the Pacific theater.
Both writers downplay the importance of their roles. They never speak of heroics or derring-do, only about the importance of their comrades, doing the jobs they were trained to do and trying their best to simply stay alive. This was an enormously satisfying, moving and often hilarious tale. After reading these two slim volumes of memoirs by Dahl, I do wish he had written another. I have ordered his slim collection of stories about WWII already. What a wonderful writer - and gentleman - Roald Dahl was.
Great Story. I loved these books, and I highly recommend them. What a pleasant surprise! He was a very talented writer who really knew how to tell a fascinating story, with all the wonderful details that keep a reader interested. I only wish he had written a complete autobiography. One person found this helpful. Remarkably good WWII memoir. Dahl here is nothing like his kiddie books. No romanticized WWII ace flyer bunk here!.
A beautiful story told in first person because is a memoire and also the way in which Roald Dahl is involved throughout the book. The reader can see the daily struggle to survive and not let down the country and people. It is possible to feel the pain every time a Hurricane crashed , the fellowship among them when they were landed. I love those stories of war and planes and this is one of the best , simple but moving.
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As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny.
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