Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother / edited by Donald Sturrock.
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|Benefactor Note : Patricia Martin Brown, Friends of the Library Benefactor, 2016 [ SFC 2017-01-09 @ HMMPL ]|
- ISBN: 9780399168468
- ISBN: 039916846X
- Physical Description: xxvi, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, 
- Copyright: ©2016
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Index of locations -- Map: Roald Dahl, the international letter writer, 1925-1965 -- Introduction -- A note on spelling and punctuation -- 1925-1929 "Send me some conkers" -- 1930-1934 "Graggers on your eggs" -- 1935-1939 "Another iced lager" -- 1939-1940 "Thoroughly good for the soul" -- Map: Roald Dahl's war, 1939-1941 -- 1940-1942 "Don't worry" -- 1942-1943 "Teeth like piano keys" -- 1943-1945 "A good time was had by all" -- Epilogue, 1946-1965 "I won't write often."
A revealing collection of personal letters written by the iconic author to his mother details his early childhood milestones, travels to Africa, Royal Air Force service, work in Washington D.C., literary achievements, and rise in Hollywood.
Roald Dahl penned his first letter to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, when he was just nine years old. The origins of a brilliantly funny, subversive, creative mind were evident in boarding school, and as he entered adulthood, his penchant for storytelling emerged in his missives home from Africa, where he was stationed by Shell Oil, and then from the desert camps of the Royal Air Force. His skills were sharpened after a plane crash in Egypt landed him in Washington, D.C., where his cheery letters home hid his work in the British Secret Service, along with gossipy updates on his spontaneous rise in Hollywood and his budding New York literary career. Sofie Magdalene kept every letter her son wrote to her (sadly her own side of the correspondence did not survive). It was she who encouraged him to tell stories and nourished his desire to fabricate, exaggerate, and entertain. In these letters, Dahl began practicing his craft, developing the dark sense of humor and fantastical imagination that would later produce his timeless tales. Dahl the author is known to millions today, but writing candidly to the person who knew him best, Dahl was as singular a character as any he created on paper. Assembled by Dahl's authorized biographer, Donald Sturrock, this is a collection of never-before-published writing that spans four decades and chronicles the remarkable, unpredictable life of its author.--Adapted from dust jacket.
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