What’s it all about?:
Roald Dahl describes this book as “not a biography” and includes tales of his childhood. From his early years at school to holidays in his beloved Norway, his life was as bizarre, funny and exciting as the stories he wrote.
What did I think?:
I read this book many times as a youngster, and it still continues to delight me as an adult. The illustrations by Quentin Blake are wonderful and I was so pleased to see them in the Kindle edition.
His childhood memories include The Great Mouse Plot starring the brilliant (disgusting) Mrs Pratchett, A visit to the doctor (terrifying), Captain Hardcastle (I hate that guy), A drive in the motor-car (hold on to your noses!) and Fagging (warm bums required) which are amongst my favourites.
Masterful storytelling and fantastic wit by Roald Dahl really brings this book to life and I believe it to be a classic which can be enjoyed again and again.
Would I recommend it?:
But of course!
Star rating (out of 5)