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A long time ago, in 1916, a little boy was born to Norwegian parents living in South Wales. His father was a successful businessman, but idiosyncratic to say the least. He wanted his children to have an appreciation of beauty, so before they were born he spent hours taking his pregnant wife ... Read review
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Pages: 176, Edition: New edition, Paperback, Puffin

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A story of the author's early years at school and with his family. It features Quentin ... more

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Boy Offers an insightful glimpse into the early life of Roald Dahl, one of the world's ... more

favourite authors. This title details his
experiences of the English public school system,
the idyllic paradise of summer holidays in Norway,
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that inspired Britain's favourite storyteller and
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It's A Plot, A Grown Up Plot To Keep Us Quiet

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" A long time ago, in 1916, a little boy was born to Norwegian parents living in South Wales. His father was a successful businessman, but idiosyncratic to say the least. He wanted his children to have an appreciation of beauty, so before they were born he spent hours taking his pregnant wife on "glorious walks" to take in the natural splendour of the countryside. In this way he hoped that the wonder of nature and an appreciation of it would somehow ..." Read review
10.06.2002

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ROALD’S REFLECTIONS Review with images

AdvantagesGreat book, easy to read

DisadvantagesTime flies when you read it

"November 1990 was a sad time for England. Not because the country’s two largest satellite broadcaster, Sky and British Satellite Broadcasting joined to form BSkyB, nor because we lost Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister. In fact, it was as far removed from these two incidents as you could possibly imagine. On 23rd November 1990, aged 74, Roald Dahl, creator of several of the world’s most engaging children’s books died as a result of a rare blood disorder ..." Read review
20.05.2004

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About a Boy

AdvantagesWonderfully written, full of Dahl's delightful storytelling ability

DisadvantagesOver all too quickly

"As an English Teacher, I come across all manner of extracts from assorted novels in textbooks - selected paragraphs of Potter, or snippets of Orwell and Huxley chosen for some part of the language they contain. However, no author seems to feature as regularly as Roald Dahl; perhaps it's because his books are especially accessible, or perhaps there's something essentially English in character about his writing. In any case, I always enjoy coming across ..." Read review
25.02.2009

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boy has no ordinary boys life

Advantagesgreat book lots of interesting scenes

Disadvantagescould go ino more detail

"“Boy” is an autobiography by Roald Dahl and describes his eventful childhood. The book describes his holidays to Norway, his schooldays and his family history. It describes his eventful everyday life and the unusual adventures within it. The book begins in an exciting fashion as it describes his very unusual upbringing and members of his family. The main character is obviously Roald Dahl himself as it is an autobiography and subsequently the book ..." Read review
19.01.2005

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Boy

AdvantagesInteresting & Informative

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"I love this book so much, I made my older sister go out and buy it for me straight away!!(Much to her distress!!) It is the interesting account of Roald Dahl's childhood, filled with facts and photographs, so you can really imagine yourself living there. I have read most of Roald Dahl's books, but this will always be my favourite because it's the only one in which we actually meet him, and discover his past, and live through his childhood with him. I ..." Read review
04.08.2000

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Presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood, including summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school.

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Type Fiction
Genre Children's
Title Boy: Tales of Childhood
Author Roald Dahl
ISBN 0140089179; 0140349170; 0141303050; 0141311401; 0224029851; 0374373744

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