All About Roald Dahl
The Life and Works of One Amazing Author
After they arrived and settled into their new home in Radyr, Roald began his schooling in 1920 at the age of 4. Sadly that year Roald's 7 year old sister, Astri, passed away from appendicitis. Weeks later, his father, Harald, passed away from pneumonia on a fishing trip in the Antarctic. Following the death of Harald and Astri, the Dahl family moved back to Llandaff into a smaller home.
Shortly after their move back to Llandaff in 1921, Roald and his siblings started school at Elmtree House nursery school. From 1921-1922 he attended school at Elmtree House nursery school. When 1923 came around, Roald enrolled at an all boys preparatory school called the Llandaff Cathedral School. Two years later, Roald left the Llandaff Cathedral school, and began attending a boarding school by the name of St. Peter's Weston-super-Mare. 4 years later, Roald moved to Repton, where he spent the rest of his school days.
In April-August of 1942, Roald was posted to Washington, but at that time he completed his first paid piece of writing. In December of 1942, he began to work on The Gremlins, which was later published in April of 1943. Three years later his first story collection was published and he returned to the UK once again. In 1948 Roald's dystopian adult novel, Some Time Never, was published.
Later on, he met & married Patricia Neal. Together they had a daughter, and Roald's only stage play The Honeys opens. During the 1960's Roald published some of his most popular children's books. In the 70's his story Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was produced into a film, and the 80's was a successful decade for Roald because he publicized many children's books once again.
Although Roald passed away in November of 1990, his legacy lived on. Many of the books he wrote were converted into films. Even 10 years after his death, his works continued to thrive around the world. Lastly, in the 2010's some of his works were developed into musicals.