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The Resource Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother, edited by Donald Sturrock

Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother, edited by Donald Sturrock

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Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother
Title
Love from Boy
Title remainder
Roald Dahl's letters to his mother
Statement of responsibility
edited by Donald Sturrock
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Dear Mama, I am having a lovely time here. We play football every day here. The beds have no springs' So begins the first letter that a nine-year-old Roald Dahl penned to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, under the watchful eye of his boarding-school headmaster. For most of his life, Roald Dahl would continue to write weekly letters to his mother, chronicling his adventures, frustrations and opinions, from the delights of childhood to the excitements of flying as a World War II fighter pilot and the thrill of meeting top politicians and movie stars during his time as a diplomat and spy in Washington. And, unbeknown to Roald, his mother lovingly kept every single one of them. Sofie was, in many ways, Roald's first reader. It was she who encouraged him to tell stories and nourished his desire to fabricate, exaggerate and entertain
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Dahl, Roald
Dewey number
  • 823.9'14
  • 823.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sturrock, Donald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dahl, Roald
  • Literature
Label
Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother, edited by Donald Sturrock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781444786279
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781444786279
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
Label
Love from Boy : Roald Dahl's letters to his mother, edited by Donald Sturrock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781444786279
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781444786279
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)

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      51.5113461 -0.1973624
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