Boy : tales of childhood
by Dahl, Roald,
|Format:||Print Book 1986|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 7 copies|
Funny, irreverent and sometimes sad, here is the story of the early life of one of the world's best-loved authors. From the evocation of an enchanted boyhood spent in Wales and Norway to his unhappy experiences at an English public school, these sparkling memoirs are filled with wit, high spirits and more than a touch of the macabre. "A shimmering fabric of his yesterdays, the magic and the hurt" --Observer. "Brilliantly coloured, sometimes grotesque and sometimes magical" --Sunday Times. "As frightening and funny as his fiction" --The New York Times Book Review. "Superbly written ... a glimpse of a brilliant eccentric" --New Statesman.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Childhood and youth
-- Juvenile literature.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
|Publisher|| London ; New York :Puffin Books,1986
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1984.
176 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm