Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Wales on 13 September 1916 as the only son of a second marriage. His parents were Norwegian. The young Roald Dahl really loved stories and books. His mother would tell him stories about mythical Norwegian creatures which grow his interest in short stories. Roald really admired his mother’s ability to tell stories. “She was a great teller of tales,” Roald said, “Her memory was prodigious and nothing that ever happened to her in her life was forgotten.” (Penguin Group). At the age of eight, he tied his secret diary to the top branch of a tall tree. He would climb up the tree and write his diary entries there. His father was also a writer; he would write observations about the World War 1 and put them into his diary. His father kept on writing in his diary for 5 years (1914-18). His unhappy years at school seemingly became an inspiration to his writings. He despised his teacher who hated small boys, named Miss Trunchbull, which later became one of the characters in his book, titled Matilda. He used to write letters to his mother and he began to ...
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