In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa.
In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction.
'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard
'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review
Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - themulhern - LibraryThing
A sequel to Dahl's "Boy". Something of the same tone, but far grimmer, since it is set before and during WWII. Not entirely true, by any means, just like "Boy", but quite as interesting. Dahl was a photography enthusiast, and the book is illustrated with his own photographs. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Moniica - LibraryThing
Synopsis: Road Dahl once again takes us away into another world with his writing, to Africa where he begins to learn how to fly. Anecdotes, such as when a massive mamba snake is in the house and needs ... Read full review
Dar es Salaam
The Green Mamba
Mdisho of the Mwanumwezi
First Encounter with a Bandit
The Ammunition Ship
The Argos Fiasco