This is an omnibus edition of "Boy" and "Going Solo" concerning some of the remarkable things that happened to the writer as a boy and as a young man. Some memories are funny, some painful and some unpleasant.
Boy - Part 1 Starting point: papa and mama; kindergarten, 1922-3. Part 2 Llandaff Cathedral School, 1923-5: the bicycle and the sweet-shop; the great mouse plot; Mr Coombes; Mrs Pratchett's revenge; going to Norway; the magic island; a visit to the doctor. Part 3 St Peter's, 1925-9: first day; writing home; the matron; homesickness; a drive in the motor-car; Captain Hardcastle; little Ellis and the boil; goat's tobacco; Part 4 Repton and Shell, 1929-36 (age 13 and 20): getting dressed for the big school; boazers; the headmaster; chocolates; corkers; gaffing; games and photography; goodbye school. Going solo - The voyage out; Dar es Salaam; Simba; the Green Mamba; the beginning of the war; Mdisho of the Mwanumwezi; flying training; survival; first encounter with a bandit; the ammunition ship; the Battle of Athens - the twentieth of April; the last day but one; the Argos fiasco; Palestine and Syria; home.
Boy: WITH Tales of Childhood AND Going Solo by Roald Dahl
Used - Good
Penguin Books Ltd
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.