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BOY: TALES OF CHILDHOOD. by  ROALD: DAHL** - UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja438113)

BOY: TALES OF CHILDHOOD.

BOY: TALES OF CHILDHOOD. by  ROALD: DAHL** - UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja438113)
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BOY: TALES OF CHILDHOOD.

by DAHL**, ROALD:

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0224029851
ISBN 13
9780224029858
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UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,cream + brown Quentin Blake illustrated upper panel,author's full-length b/w portrait photographic illustrated rear panel; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - inner flaps of dw/dj minixculely, sporadically foxed/spotted.Top edges minimally,lightly and barely discernible dust-soiling with miniscule spotting,fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly an unread copy? Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain dark blue cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate b/w contemporary subject's biographical photographic-montage illustrated eps.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,13-160pp [paginated] includes 4 sections, profuse contemporary b/w photographs+facsimile hand-written extracts and b/w comic illus (assumed by author's own hand?] throughout the text and the book,plus [unpaginated],half-title+ title pages,dedication,contents list/table,author note/intro and 4 section separator pages.
Every child who loves the books of Roald Dahl (and try to find a child who doesn't) will be intrigued to discover some of the remarkable things that happened to the writer as a boy and as a young man.'I have never been able to get them out of my mind,' says Dahl of these incidents.'Some are funny.Some are painful. Some are unpleasant.I suppose that is why I have always remembered them so vividly.All are true.'
Hilariously true are the details of the Great Mouse Plot of 1924, when an eight-year-old Dahl and his gobstopper-loving friends took a just revenge on the disgusting sweetshop owner Mrs Pratchett.All too true were the deaths of Dahl's father and his sister within the space of a few short weeks,the canings by Headmaster and older schoolboys,the grisly methods of Matron and the motor-car ride which nearly lost the author his nose. There were glorious times too,with his big family at home in Wales; on holiday each summer on a remote island in Norway, 'one of the greatest places on earth',and in the class of an endearing maths teacher who thought figures the dreariest things in the world.
As full of excitement and the unexpected as even Roald Dahl's own fiction,this book provides glimpses of one of the world's most popular writers for children that no one will want to miss.
Want more Roald DAHL titles? For similar and other available titles - please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue.
Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Synopsis

The remarkable story of Roald Dahl's early years at school and with his family. Like his stories, Dahl's childhood tales are unmissable. This edition has a great new Quentin Blake cover and a new end section of facts about Roald Dahl.

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja438113
Title
BOY: TALES OF CHILDHOOD.
Author
DAHL**, ROALD:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w photographs,facsimile handwriting and illustrations.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0224029851
ISBN 13
9780224029858
Publisher
LONDON.CAPE,1984.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1987
Keywords
q52.BIOGRAPHY.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0224029851.Roald Dahl_biography_ juvenile Literature.Authors_English_20th Century_biography.Quentin Blake.Childhood tales.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.The Twits.The BFG.The Witches.Whitbread Children's
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