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Fully illustrated, beautiful hardback edition of Roald Dahl's complete work. The present volume includes, for the first time, all the stories in chronological order as established by Dahl's biographer, Jeremy Treglown, in consultation with the Dahl estate.
1911 Harald Dahl (Roald's father) marries Sofie Magdalene Hesselberg and they move to Llandaff, South Wales. 1916 Roald Dahl born September 13, 1916 in Llandaff. 1920 Sister Astri dies of appendicitis at the age of seven. A few months later Dahl's father, Harald Dahl, dies. 1923 Enters Llandaff Cathedral School. 1925 Enters St. Peter's School in Weston-Super-Mare. 1929 Enters Repton Public School in Derby. 1934 Graduates from Repton. Accepts position with Shell Oil Company in London. 1938 Begins working in Shell's branch office in East Africa. 1939 Joins Royal Air Force. Learns to fly fighter plane in Nairobi, Kenya. 1940 Suffers serious injuries as result of plane crash in Libya. Spends several months in military hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. 1941 Rejoins his squadron, then stationed in Greece. 1942 Begins working at British Embassy in Washington. 1944 Dahl secures literary agent, Ann Watkins, and short stories begin to be published in American magazines. 1945 Moves back to Amersham, England to be near mother Sofie. 1948 Begins dividing his time between E