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Boy: Tales of Childhood

Boy: Tales of Childhood (Paperback)

By Dahl, Roald

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'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 thing...s 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.
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ISBN 9780241955307
Released NZ 19 Mar 2012
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241955307
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 19 Mar 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Category Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 149g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Novelists, English - Biography - 20th century, Authors, English., Great Britain, Social life and customs, Juvenile literature.
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile