Stephenson promptly sent him back to Washington—with a promotion to wing commander rank. Amongst his favourite authors were Rudyard KiplingCharles DickensWilliam Makepeace Thackeray and Frederick Marryatand their works went on to make a lasting mark on his life and writing.
According to his granddaughter, the family gave him a "sort of Viking funeral ". For a time, he suffered from hydrocephalus. Dahl always maintained that his mother and her stories had a strong influence on his writing. Could have been pro-Arab or pro-Jew. There was no consistent line.
There he fell in and out of love with a nurse, Mary Welland. At the age of eight, he and four of his friends one named Thwaites were caned by the headmaster after putting a dead mouse in a jar of gobstoppers at the local sweet shop,  which was owned by a "mean and loathsome" old woman called Mrs Pratchett.
They are usually punished for this: Dahl wanted to provoke, as he always provoked at dinner.
Greek observers on the ground counted 22 German aircraft downed, but because of the confusion of the aerial engagement, none of the pilots knew which aircraft they had shot down. Their marriage lasted for 30 years and they had five children: It is most likely that he scored more than those victories during 20 Aprilwhen 22 German aircraft were shot down.
That must have something to do with it. People were getting killed. He wrote about the crash in his first published work. His squadron was reassembled in Haifa.
He was a grown-up — and he was bigger than most — who is on your side. Featured in The WitchesBruno Jenkins is lured by the witches into their convention with the promise of chocolate, before they turn him into a mouse.
The squadron was now equipped with Hawker Hurricanes. In his younger days, he was an avid reader, especially awed by fantastic tales of heroism and triumph. This resulted in his refusal for any more versions of the book to be made in his lifetime, as well as an adaptation for the sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
Initially resistant, Dahl was finally persuaded by Balfour to accept, and took passage on the SS Batori from Glasgow a few days later. He later used the vardo as a writing room, where he wrote Danny, the Champion of the World in While he was still a youngster, his mother, Sofie Dahl, would relate traditional Norwegian myths and legends from her native homeland to Dahl and his sisters.
After her death inhe learned that she had saved every one of his letters, in small bundles held together with green tape. But after ten days in his new posting, Dahl strongly disliked it, feeling he had taken on "a most ungodly unimportant job.
He attempted to recover his health enough to become an instructor. His first language was Norwegian, which he spoke at home with his parents and his sisters Astri, Alfhild and Else. Though at this time Dahl was only a pilot officer on probation, in September he was simultaneously confirmed as a pilot officer and promoted to war substantive flying officer.
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