Roald Dahl is a magnificent master of stories with elements of surrealism, fantasy and black humor and unpredictable plot. In his fascinating tales he created an attractive world of rebels and dreamers. Critics wrote that modern children’s writers couldn’t be compared with Dahl in courage, fascination, rudeness and fun. To tell the truth, his biography is no less unique.
Roald was born on September 13, 1916 in Wales into a family of immigrants from Norway who moved there to give their children a good education. However, his father died very early, and the years of studying in an English school turned out to be a nightmare for Roald. The boy had to change several schools, but everywhere he faced the mockeries of teachers and staff, some of whom were real sadists, used corporal punishment and even torture. The children were no better.
Roald categorically refused to continue his education after school. He got a job and was sent to East Africa, where the young man spent several years full of exciting adventures.