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Interesting Facts About Roald Dahl

A world without Roald Dahl would be a world without Oompa Loompas, Snozzcumbers, or Muggle-Wumps. And who would ever want to live in a world like that?

Below are interesting facts about the famous children’s author.

  1. Dahl was a fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force during World War II. And it was a plane crash near Alexandria, Egypt that actually inspired him to begin writing.

  2. Alongside fellow officers Ian Fleming and David Ogilvy, Dahl provided intelligence to an MI6 organization known as the British Security Coordination.

  3. Roald Dahl wrote many of his books in a shed in his garden, sitting upon an old battered armchair. He wrote everyday from 10 am to 12 noon and then from 4 pm to 6pm. No one else was allowed inside.

  4. He was friends with the American author, Ernest Hemingway.

  5. Roald Dahl wrote seventeen children’s stories, and he also produced many works for adults, as well as children’s poetry and film scripts.

  6. He wrote the screenplays for the movies You Only Live Twice (the James Bond film) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

  7. He always wrote in pencil on yellow paper.

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