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Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock.. What a fascinating, strange life which, if it were not real, we’d have to make up: RAF pilot, dashing ladies’ man, cruel-kind husband and father. And he wrote some books, too. There’s a lot here you didn’t know, nor would guess.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Donald Sturrock's "Storyteller" enriches the now-familiar outline of an eventful life with much new information, peels away the layers of myth that Dahl promulgated about himself, and makes clear the man's immense charm as well as his cold self-possession and emotional callousness. This is a major literary biography, immensely satisfying to read and worthy of its complex subject. ."

The Washington Post

"Sturrock successfully peels away the layers of this complicated and accomplished public figure, revealing a life as fascinating and, at times, as darkly humorous as one of his own novels.."


Author bio: Donald Sturrock grew up in England and South America and, after leaving Oxford University, joined BBC Television's Music and Arts Department in 1983, where he worked as writer, producer and director.  He has made more than 30 documentaries, including biographical features about William Trevor, Robert Graves, Jennifer Johnston and Roald Dahl. Throughout the 1990s he continued to maintain a close relationship with Dahl's work, the Dahl family and the Roald Dahl Estate.  More information can be found here:

Book Details: Nonfict Other; (336 pp. Immersive read: Kindle/Print edition)

Publisher Website: 9781416550822

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