Roald Dahl biography

Our lenguage teacher asked us to write a mini-biography on Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl was born on September 13th, 1913.

Early life 

When he was 4 his father died. At that age he was starting school in the town school. As the principal beated him, he moved to St. Peter’s boardschool. But later on he moved to Repton, an academic expert school.

In Repton he improved as an excellent student, so his mother, offered him to go to Cambridge or Oxford.

But he didn’t want that, he said that he wanted to go on an expedition to Africa, and so he did.

In Africa he started working in the Shell oil. Looking for more adventure, he joined the Royal air Force for later on becoming an WW2 fighting pilot.

When flying over Egypt, Dahl crashlanded and broke his back and skull. For medical reasons he was moved to Washington DC

Writing Career

While in Washington DC a famous writer called C.S Forrester, who inspired Dahl to become a writer.

At first he just wrote stories for adults, where he had not much success.

His first best selling story was “Someone like you” in 1953, the same year in which he married the actress Patricia Neal. With her he had 5 children, but one of his daughters suicided. Then of trying to write a child’s story by himself (The Gremlins) he started loosing success, but then he started using his children stories, who helped him improve.

In 1983, he divorced, but later on married Felicity Ann Crossland, who was his partner till 1990, the year of Dahl’s death.

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