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1788549414
Book:Teller of the unexpected: the life od Roald Dahl: an unofficial biography; Matthew Dennison:2022 Book Teller of the unexpected: the life od Roald Dahl: an unofficial biography; Matthew Dennison
Teller of the unexpected: the life od Roald Dahl: an unofficial biography; Matthew Dennison
Author: Dennison, Matthew
Year: 2022
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: 920. DAHL ROALD
Publisher: Apollo, 2022
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781788549417
Notes:
Roald Dahl was one of the world's greatest storytellers. He conceived his vocation as one as intrepid as that of any explorer and, in his writing for children, he was able to tap into a child's viewpoint throughout his life. He crafted tales that were exotic in scenario, frequently invested with a moral, and filled with vibrant characters that endure in public imagination to the present day. In this biography, Matthew Dennison re-evaluates the received narrative surrounding Dahl - that of school sporting hero, daredevil pilot, and wartime spy-turned-author - and examines surviving primary resources as well as Dahl's extensive literary output to tell the story of a man who identified as a rule-breaker, an iconoclast and a romantic, both insider and outsider, hero and child's friend.
Extent: 272 pages, illustrations, 20 cm, hbk
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