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 - areadingmachine - LibraryThing
A biography about the second half of Roald Dahls life that covers his time in the airforce as he flies against the Germans in WW2. Very moving and human Roald really invites us in to his life. What he ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
While Dahl's childhood (recounted in Boy) was disturbingly grim, Going Solo offers straight up adventure - a young man off to seek his fortune in the world, working for Shell Oil in East Africa, and ... Read full review
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