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Going Solo (1986)

by Roald Dahl

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Series: Roald Dahl's Autobiographies (2)

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As a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, Roald Dahl recounts his adventures living in the jungle and later flying a fighter plane in World War II.
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Dahl is as perfect a storyteller as there ever was. His life and travels before and during the war are fascinating and simply described. ( )
  imagists | Sep 26, 2021 |
Enjoyed reading this again. It’s a pity Dahl didn’t write a third volume about his living after he arrived home during the war. ( )
  Arkrayder | Jul 11, 2021 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
The sequel memoir to Boy, one of my all-time favourite books, is not the book Boy is but that's no surprise. Picking up Dahl's life story as a young adult, Going Solo covers his time working in Africa and his time fighting World War II as a pilot and a drive across the holy land. We also get to meet Dahl's ancient uncle again, who seems not to have held a grudge against Dahl for having slipped faeces into his pipe all those years ago. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Jul 23, 2020 |
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Baker, SophiePhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones.
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A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones. An autobiography must therefore, unless it is to become tedious, be extremely selective, discarding all the inconsequential incidents in one's life and concentrating upon those that have remained vivid in the memory.
I have tried to be as selective as possible and have written only about those moments that I consider memorable.
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As a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, Roald Dahl recounts his adventures living in the jungle and later flying a fighter plane in World War II.

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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141322748, 0141037334, 0241955793

 

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