10 Facts About Roald Dahl

March 26, 2013

You’d have a hard time trying to find an adult who didn’t read a Roald Dahl book when they were younger. He is famous for classics such as James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr Fox but what else do you know about him? Some of the items on this list of 10 Facts About Roald Dahl might surprise you.

Thanks to Buckinghamshire County Council for the list of Roald Dahl Facts. Fans of Roald Dahl should visit the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery in Aylesbury.

Number Roald Dahl Fact
1 He was born on 13 September 1916, in Llandaff, Cardiff. His parents were Norwegian.
2 He did not start writing for children until he had children of his own
3 He wrote all of his children’s stories in a small hut at the bottom of his garden
4 He was a Hurricane fighter pilot during World War II
5 He had two steel hips and six operations on his spine
6 He wrote the screenplays for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Bond movie You Only Live Twice
7 He originally wrote short stories for adults which were later published as Tales of the Unexpected
8 He loved chocolate, but not chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream
9 He always wrote in pencil on yellow paper
10 He died on 23 November 1990 and is buried in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Great Missenden

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