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This has been another busy week. We collected a range of descriptive words in groups, using dictionaries to make sure they were correctly spelt. We then used Roald Dahl’s technique of combining words to make new ones. We had fun doing this and produced a list of words to use in our own descriptions.

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Roald had an unhappy time at school. From the age of seven to nine, he attended Llandaff Cathedral School. His chief memories of this time, as described in BOY, are of trips to the sweet shop. The seeds of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY were already being sown as young Roald and his four friends lingered outside the shop window, gazing in at the big glass jars of sweets and pondering such questions as how Gobstoppers change colour and whether rats might be turned into liquorice. Sherbert suckers were one of Roald's favourites - "Each Sucker consisted of a yellow cardboard tube filled with sherbert powder, and there was a hollow liquorice straw sticking out of it - you sucked the sherbert up through the straw and when it was finished you ate the liquorice. The sherbert fizzed in your mouth, and if you knew how to do it, you could make white froth come out of your nostrils and pretend you were throwing a fit."

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He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.

Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, ..

- the date on which a Roald Dahl book, 'The Great Mouse Plot', reached the number one spot in the official UK book chart for the first time (Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market report). The book, published on 03 March 2016, features a chapter from 'Boy: Tales of Childhood' and was sold as a £1 World Book Day title.

Essay – "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl

- the number of words that Roald Dahl invented in his writing, including scrumdiddlyumptious, chiddler, frobscottle, and swishwiffingly (see 'Did You Know?' below).

Essay – “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl

I have enjoyed reading "Lamb to the slaughter" it is original, interesting and everything else that you can expect from a story by Roald Dahl, also, i think that Mary is a convincing, dynamic character perfect for this tale of duplicity and evil.

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Roald was thirteen when he started at Repton, a famous public school in Derbyshire. He excelled at sports, particularly heavyweight boxing and squash, but was deemed by his English master to be "quite incapable of marshalling his thoughts on paper". Whatever else he was forced to endure; there was one huge advantage to going to Repton. The school was close to Cadbury's, one of England's most famous chocolate factories and one, which regularly involved the schoolboys in testing new varieties of chocolate bars.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Essay Sample

Dahl's unhappy time at school was to greatly influence his writing. He once said that 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 is the subject of his autobiography BOY.

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Dahl's first "story" was "A Piece of Cake", which C S Forester urged him to write for the SATURDAY EVENING POST in 1941. He went on to write another sixteen articles/stories for the POST. "They became less and less realistic and more fictional," Roald, said, "I began to see I could handle fiction." The stories were published in a well-received collection, OVER TO YOU. At that point, Roald realised "since I could write, that's what I'd do."