Teller of the Unexpected: The Life of Roald Dahl – Signed Copy

Matthew Dennison

ISBN: 9781788549417S


Signed hardback copy of Teller of the Unexpected: The Life of Roald Dahl by Matthew Dennison.

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Hand signed by Matthew Dennison to the title page.

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A multi-faceted biography of a complex creative maverick, Dennison’s concise life of Roald Dahl examines many sources anew to create the definitive portrait of the beloved children’s author.

From one of our finest contemporary biographers, a concise life of Roald Dahl – much-loved author and creator of numerous iconic literary characters.

Roald Dahl was one of the world’s greatest storytellers. He conceived his vocation as one as intrepid as that of any explorer and, in his writing for children, he was able to tap into a child’s viewpoint throughout his life. He crafted tales that were exotic in scenario, frequently invested with a moral, and filled with vibrant characters that endure in public imagination to the present day.

In this brand-new biography, Matthew Dennison re-evaluates the received narrative surrounding Dahl – that of school sporting hero, daredevil pilot, and wartime spy-turned-author – and examines surviving primary resources as well as Dahl’s extensive literary output to tell the story of a man who identified as a rule-breaker, an iconoclast and a romantic, both insider and outsider, hero and child’s friend.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Head of Zeus
Published 04/08/2022
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