Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Roald Dahl

The whole world is celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG.

10 facts about Roald Dahl

1.   He was born on 13 September 1916, in Llandaff, Cardiff. His parents were Norwegian.
2.   He did not start writing for children until he had children of his own.
3.   He wrote all of his children's stories in a small hut at the bottom of his garden.
4.   He was a Hurricane fighter pilot during WWII.
5.   He had two steel hips and six operations on his spine.
6.   He wrote the screenplay for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
7.   He loved chocolate, but not chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream.
8.   He always wrote in pencil on yellow paper.
9.   He wrote short stories for adults.
10. He died on 23 November 1990 and is buried in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul's  Church, Great Missenden.

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