10 Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life

Post On: August 10, 2017

Why don’t you look at the facts about Roald Dahl’s life below? Dhal is known as one of the famous writers in the world. People love his work much. However, not many people realize that actually Dahl took part in the Second World War. Major Harold Balfour, the Under-Secretary of State of Air was impressed with the record of Dahl in the war. Therefore, Lord Balfour offered him with a post at the British Embassy in Washington as an assistant air attaché. At first, he did not want the post. Eventually he accepted it.

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 1:  leaving for North America

When he was in North America, Dahl was impressed with bunches of amenities and foods that the continent had.

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 2: the arrival in Washington DC

Dahl was interested with the flair in Washington DC after he arrived in the city. He settled along with another attaché at 1610 34th Street, NW in Georgetown.

Facts about Roald Dahl's Life

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 3: the feeling about his new job

Dahl felt that his new job was not so important after he disliked it ten days after he took the post.

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Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 4:  inspiration

Even though Dahl was known as a flying ace, he was interested to publish a work after he met C. S. Forester.

Roald Dahl's Life Facts

Roald Dahl’s Life Facts

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 5: the first published work

On 1 August 1942, Dahl published his first work under the title A Piece of Cake.


Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 6: the story of his first work

A Piece of Cake narrated his story about his experiences and adventures during the war.

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Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 7: the new title

A Piece of Cake was renamed under the title Shot Down Over Libya when it was published by The Saturday Evening Post.

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 8: the first children’s book

In 1943, Dahl published The Gremlins. It was the first children book of Dahl.

Roald Dahl's Life Tomb

Roald Dahl’s Life Tomb

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 9: other famous works

Dahl had created many famous works for children, which included Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda.

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Facts about Roald Dahl’s Life 10: works for adults

Dahl also wrote stories for adults. He won three Edgar awards for The Mystery Writers of America. During his career as a writer, he had written at least 60 short stories.

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