Roald Dahl is a British author with Norwegian parents, Harald and Sofie Magdalena Dahl. He was born in Wales in 1916, and died in 1990.
Roald Dahl described his life in two books, “Boy” and “Going Solo”. The former deals with his childhood, the second with his life after school. In this book review I’m concentrating on his childhood in the book “Boy”. Dahl won't call “Boy” an autobiography because that is something he associate with a book full of all sorts of details about the author’s life. And when he wrote “Boy” he just had many memories from his childhood that he couldn’t forget, and decided to write them down.
“Boy” is about Roald Dahl`s life from the day he was born and until the day the war broke out in 1939, when he was twenty-three years old. Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff in South Wales with to Norwegian parents. He had four sisters (one of them died at the age of seven), and he had one brother. His father died when Roald was four years old, so he didn’t get to know him very well. Therefor he had a very good relationship with his mother. The family used to spend the summer holidays on a little Norwegian island, swimming, fishing and going by boat.