Item #65868 Roald Dahl. A Biography. Roald DAHL, Jeremy TREGLOWN, born 1946.
Roald Dahl. A Biography.
Roald Dahl. A Biography.
Roald Dahl. A Biography.

Roald Dahl. A Biography.

London: Faber & Faber, 1994. [Literary biography] FIRST EDITION, with strike-line ending '1'. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.xiv; 307; [1], blank. Illustrated with two suites of eight photographic plates. Publisher's black cloth, photographic jacket priced £17.50. Minor toning to text block else fine. Biography of the award-winning children's author and screenwriter Roald Dahl (1916-1990). A certified Royal Air Force 'air ace', Dahl was a friend and wartime colleague of Ian Fleming, and would often meet in New York with Fleming and mutual pal, the Old Etonian Ivar Bryce, (who was, at the time, Britain's only member the OSS). Following the war Dahl worked on the official government report of the BSC network's activities, and remained friends with 'real James Bond' Sir William Stephenson, Bryce and Fleming. His first children's book was The Gremlins, and by the sixties he was one of the world's bestselling authors. His most famous book 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' was published in 1964, followed by numerous classics including Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970), The BFG (1982) and Matilda (1988), all of which were successfully filmed. Dahl was asked by EON Productions to adapt Ian Fleming's original novel 'You Only Live Twice' for the big budget 1967 movie, and, following the success of this venture, he was hired by 'Cubby' Broccoli for his next Fleming screen adventure 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' (1968). This copy is part of the comprehensive collection assembled by Jon Gilbert (pencilled notes and signature within), whose comprehensive guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #65868

Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 639.

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