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Dahl, Roald (1916–1990), writer of fiction

Philip Howard

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Dahl, Roald (1916–1990), writer of fiction, was born on 13 September 1916 at Villa Marie, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Glamorgan, the son of Harald Dahl, shipbroker, and his second wife, Sofie Magdalene, daughter of Olaf Hesselberg, meteorologist and classical scholar. His parents were prosperous Norwegians. His father had given up farming near ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers)

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