Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl

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Escrito por

Donald Sturrock

Narrado por

Stephen Thorne




23h 11m 05s

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The authorised biography of one of the greatest storytellers of all time."Irresistible. I thought I knew quite a lot about Roald Dahl, but now I know much much more. Donald Sturrock's book lucidly describes a complicated life and relates it to the richness of Dahl's storytelling."Quentin BlakeRoald Dahl is one of the greatest storytellers of all time. He pushed children's literature into uncharted territory and almost twenty years after his death his popularity continues to grow - worldwide sales of his books have now topped 100 million. The man behind the stories, however, remains an enigma. Dahl was a single-minded adventurer, an eternal child, and his public persona was often controversial.To his readers, Dahl was always a hero and his stories have had an impact on the lives and imaginations of generations of children. Since his death his reputation has been transformed. Critics now too celebrate his wild imagination, quirky humour and linguistic elegance; figures like Willy Wonka, the BFG and the Grand High Witch are immortal literary creations.In this masterly biography, Donald Sturrock reveals many hitherto hidden aspects of Roald Dahl's life: his terrifying experiences as a fighter pilot; the mental anguish caused by the death of his seven-year-old daughter; his work for military intelligence at the end of the war and more. Written with exclusive access to his private papers and manuscripts as well as with reference to hundreds of newly-discovered letters, Dahl lives on every page of this utterly compelling book, which reveals the man as we've never seen before.This autobiography of Dahl, penned by Donald Sturrock, is not just a recounting of his life, but a journey into the mind of one of the best storytellers of our time. It's a deep dive into the experiences that shaped his unique storytelling style, making it a must-read for any fan of his work.For fans of Sinclair Mckay (The Secret Listeners), Peter Jukes (Beyond Contempt), Lucy Worsley (Agatha Christie), Tina Brown (The Palace Papers), and Oliver Soden (Masquerade).

Idioma: Inglés

Duración: 23h 11m 05s

Publicado por HarperCollins UK