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The Resource Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother, edited by Donald Sturrock

Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother, edited by Donald Sturrock

Label
Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother
Title
Love from Boy
Title remainder
Roald Dahl's letters to his mother
Statement of responsibility
edited by Donald Sturrock
Title variation
Love from boy
Title variation remainder
Roald Dahls letters to his mother
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A whimsical, witty, and revealing collection of the legendary children’s author and writer Roald Dahl's letters written to his mother, from early childhood through Dahl’s travels to Africa, his career in the Royal Air Force, his work in post-war Washington, D.C., and Hollywood, and the books that made him a literary star
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528264
Cataloging source
FMG
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Dahl, Roald
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.A35
LC item number
Z466 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sturrock, Donald
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True
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  • Dahl, Roald
  • Dahl, Roald
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
  • Authors, English
  • English letters
  • Authors, English
  • English letters
  • Novelists, English
Target audience
adult
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Roald Dahl's letters to his mother
Label
Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother, edited by Donald Sturrock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957465412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780399168468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)957465412
Label
Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother, edited by Donald Sturrock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957465412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780399168468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)957465412

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