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Roald Dahl, writer with a connection to Wales (Cardiff)

Roald Dahl

Much loved writer of children's books. Roald Dahl also wrote for other genres too. These include the Bond movie 'You Only Live Twice' as well as numerous film conversions of his children's books and 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' which ran on British TV for years.
Connection: Of Norwegian descent. He was raised in Cardiff and lived there most of his life.
click here to buy this book now.   the roald dahl treasury
a wonderful collection divided into four themed sections - animals, magic, family, friends and foes and matters of importance. illustrated by quentin blake, as well as other leading artists (raymond briggs, babette cole and ralph steadman), this treasure trove of extracts, poems, letters and memoirs includes some of his most loved characters from willy wonka to the bfg, from the witches to the twits. roald told his readers 'those who don't believe in magic will never find it'

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comment by:EdWelsh
He wrote the classics: 'The BFG', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator', 'Unexpected Tales', 'Danny the Champion of the World', 'Dirty Beasts', 'The Enormous Crocodile'

comment by:wifflechicken
His parents were actually Norwegian but he was raised in Wales.

comment by:LiteMeUp
I attended Howell's School Llandaff in the 1970's and it was said that Dahl and his parents lived either in one of the houses used to accommodate the boarding pupils or next door.

click here to buy this book now.   charlie and the chocolate factory
a roald dahl favourite, for many charlie and the chocolate factory is better known as the movie willy wonker and the chocolate factory!

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click here to buy this set now.   roald dahl's tales of the unexpected, set 1
the complete first two seasons, 4 discs! years after they first appeared on our tv screens these stories are remembered by many as if they were shown yesterday. superb story telling, as entertaining now as they were when first broadcast. this set is region 1, ntsc please ensure your dvd equipment is compatable, further details available at the amazon website.

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link by: DdraigGoch
Excellent bio and picture.