Roald Dahl (English Roald Dahl, September 13, 1916 – November 23, 1990) – Welsh writer, author of novels, fairy tales and novels. Master of a paradoxical story. One of his famous books “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” served as the script for the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” in 1971 and the 2005 film of the same name. According to his book “Matilda” was also filmed, the director – Danny de Vito.
Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff on September 13, 1916. His parents were Norwegians, Roald himself was named after Roual Amundsen, the national hero of Norway at the time.
In 1920, at the age of 3, he lost his older sister, and later his father, for several weeks.
After that, his mother decided to move to England.
He studied at a boarding school for boys. Immediately after the termination of the boarding house, Roald took part in an expedition beyond the Arctic Circle, to the island of Spitsbergen. He decided not to enter the university and in 1933 got a job with Shell. At twenty he left for Tanzania.
During the Second World War, he entered the service of a fighter pilot in Nairobi (Kenya). Participated in battles in the skies over Libya, Syria, Greece. The war Roald graduated from the colonel.
During the war Dal published his first novel “Gremlins” (1943). According to this story, the sensational film of the same name was later staged (1984).
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I’ll leave the mark for specifically for Joel – suddenly I did not read it. Quite an anthology in general, the stories are mostly collected little-known, in other collections not published. Bad and good stories are about equally, a few even liked it. By the aggregate, I will evaluate to “good”.