Great post from Robbie Cheadle about the wonderfully talented Roald Dahl.
Photograph from The Official Roald Dahl Website
On 13 September 1916 one of the most popular children’s authors in the world was born in Llandaff, Wales, United Kingdom.
Roald Dahl was born to Norwegian parents, Harald Dahl and Sophie Magdalene Hesselberg, during a period in history that is commonly known as World War 1 or the Great War. He had two older sisters and two younger sisters as well as a half brother and sister from his father’s previous marriage.
At the young age of four, Roald’s older sister, Astri, died, followed by his father a few months later. This left his mother alone with six children to raise, one of which was still in-utero.
Roald stated his schooling at the local Cathedral school for boys and went on to Repton, a famous British Public School near Derby. His interesting days at Repton are depicted in his autobiography, Boy: Tales…
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