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Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  

Danny, the Champion of the World

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Synopsis

Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny thinks his father is the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had. But when Danny is nine, he discovers that his father has a deep, dark secret that will lead them on a dangerous and thrilling adventure.

About the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son.

He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire.

Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th September 1977

Author

Roald Dahl

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Author's Website

www.roalddahl.com

Publisher

Heinemann an imprint of Pearson Education Limited

Format

Hardback
208 pages

Categories

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
School editions of English literature fiction texts

ISBN

9780435122218

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