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In solitario ❂ [EPUB] ✺ In solitario By Roald Dahl ➛ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Superb Stories, Daring Deeds, Fantastic AdventuresHere is the action packed sequel to Boy, a tale of Dahl s exploits as a World War II pilot Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Superb Stories, Daring Deeds, Fantastic AdventuresHere is the action packed sequel to Boy, a tale of Dahl s exploits as a World War II pilot Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one the world s best loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this fascinating man From book cover The second part of Roald Dahl s extraordinary life story Here he is grown up first in Africa, then learning to be a wartime fighter pilot It is a story that is funny, frightening and full of fantasy as you would expectThe first part of Roald Dahl s life story Boy, is also available in the New Windmill Series Cover illustration by Quentin Blake.


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  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    Whew This man didwithin a year than I have in my lifeAnd the giraffes would incline their heads very slightly and stare down at me with languorous demure expressions, but they never ran away I found it exhilarating to be able to walk freely among such huge graceful wild creatures and talk to them as I wished. This is the second half of Dahl s autobiography What a wild lifeRight after high school, Roald packed up his belongings, got a job for the Shell company and set off for Whew This man didwithin a year than I have in my lifeAnd the giraffes would incline their heads very slightly and stare down at me with languorous demure expressions, but they never ran away I found it exhilarating to be able to walk freely among such huge graceful wild creatures and talk to them as I wished. This is the second half of Dahl s autobiography What a wild lifeRight after high school, Roald packed up his belongings, got a job for the Shell company and set off for Africa For three years No visits home, no calling his mom, just up and leaves his beloved family for a life of adventure And during his time in Africa, a lion carries away a woman, a black mamba attacks his servant and a green mamba invades a house to kill a family dog It s quite interesting to hear an unfiltered account of that time For example, all the men at the Shell company had a boy Now, this boy was actually a full grown man He had a wife sometimes wives to support and essentially acted as a butler He spoke Swahili and so did Roald it was not considered right to force the boys to learn English Roald taught his boy how to read and write, and his boy tended Roald s every need It was strange to read about.Only, before Roald could finish his time with the Shell companythe Great War broke out And that was quite a story in itself Roald joined the airforce and was trained as a pilot As in, he was give 7 and a half hours of in flight training before being declared fit for service along with fifteen other new pilots Then, they were given fighter planes and told to get up in the air Unsurprisingly, this happened It is a fact, and I verified it carefully later, that out of those sixteen, no less than thirteen were killed in the air within the next two years All this before he turned twenty five The things he had to live through churned my stomach e specially the account of how he crashed his first plane Dahl spares no details and, as always, his stories were absolutely fascinating The PopSugar 2018 Reading Challenge A childhood classic you never readYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading


  2. Malbadeen Malbadeen says:

    2 I m giving this book 5 stars without having actually read it, but ya know what it s my review so I can do whatever I want don t try and stop me It s getting 5 stars because my 2nd grade son LOVES, LOVES, LOVES it The other night he got sent to bed with no read aloud the little bastard lied to me about brushing his teeth, I know I m such a hard ass but he didn t even care He just said OK , grabbed his this book and happily trotted off to bed.Then last night I had to go into his roo 2 I m giving this book 5 stars without having actually read it, but ya know what it s my review so I can do whatever I want don t try and stop me It s getting 5 stars because my 2nd grade son LOVES, LOVES, LOVES it The other night he got sent to bed with no read aloud the little bastard lied to me about brushing his teeth, I know I m such a hard ass but he didn t even care He just said OK , grabbed his this book and happily trotted off to bed.Then last night I had to go into his room at 10 00 and take the book away from him so he would stop reading it and go to sleep.He is loooooooving it When I started reading it aloud to him, he was laughing so loud during parts of it I had to pause within the first 3rd of the book there was nudity on boats, a lion carrying a person, and a snake crawling into someone s house.That s some good shit and since it s my review I m going to go ahead and give my son 15,000 stars for being so freakin adorable when he describes passages of the book to me 10,000 for his enthusiasm, 2.5,000 for the dimple on his chin and 2.5,000 for his messy hair 15,000


  3. Paul Christensen Paul Christensen says:

    Roald Dahl s funny and vivid second autobiography covers the 1930s and 40s It deals with his time in AfricaDodging deadly black mamba snakes.GreeceFighting against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Athens with only seven rickety planes.PalestineAs a witness to the prelude of the creation of the Zionist entity This section is extremely creepy and deserves to be quoted Is this your land I asked him Not yet, he said You mean you re hoping to buy it He looked at me in silence for a while Then Roald Dahl s funny and vivid second autobiography covers the 1930s and 40s It deals with his time in AfricaDodging deadly black mamba snakes.GreeceFighting against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Athens with only seven rickety planes.PalestineAs a witness to the prelude of the creation of the Zionist entity This section is extremely creepy and deserves to be quoted Is this your land I asked him Not yet, he said You mean you re hoping to buy it He looked at me in silence for a while Then he said, The land is at present owned by a Palestinian farmer but he has given us permission to live here He has also allowed us some fields so that we can grow our own food So where do you go from here I asked him You and all your orphans We don t go anywhere, he said, smiling through his black beard We stay here Then you will all become Palestinians No, the man said, I do not think we will become Palestinians Then which country did you have in mind If you want something badly enough, he said, and if you need something badly enough, you can always get it


  4. Calista Calista says:

    Wow, Roald was in some series air battles during World War II I mean he could have easily died It might not be true, but I think he came through all that mess so he could write these children s stories for the world He should have died many times during the Battle for Athens and all the other times he went up in the air There was a time he was talking about flying 300 miles and hour so low to the ground to escape being shot down that he had to lift up to not hit cows and walls on the ground Wow, Roald was in some series air battles during World War II I mean he could have easily died It might not be true, but I think he came through all that mess so he could write these children s stories for the world He should have died many times during the Battle for Athens and all the other times he went up in the air There was a time he was talking about flying 300 miles and hour so low to the ground to escape being shot down that he had to lift up to not hit cows and walls on the ground He did have a plane crash He spent 3 years in Africa and Greece I love the first part of this story when he is on a steamer heading to Africa and he tells of all the exotic passengers on the trip Expats love doing dotty things and they did some dotty things It was a great character study The book starts out with the colonel and his wife running on the deck of the ship totally naked No wonder he is so great with characters He lived a really interesting life I don t feel like I have done enough after listening to him, but my life is my life Like he says, we don t travel the same way we used to Flying somewhere is not the same as a boat trip that stops at many ports He did some crazy things in Africa as well He was 6 6 He was huge I had fun reading this and I was totally into his adventures I also appreciate that he never took pleasure in killing people He was always relieved to see people s parachutes open if he shot them down I appreciate him and his works evennow He is a hero of mine


  5. Matt Matt says:

    A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones So opens the second and adult based portion of Roald Dahl s autobiography He makes perfectly clear that this is not such a book, for autobiographies are full of useless and boring information Dahl seeks to offer the reader some of the key memories he had during his early adult life, particularly serving in the Second World War Accepting a job with the Shell Company, Dahl is soon shipped to the African A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones So opens the second and adult based portion of Roald Dahl s autobiography He makes perfectly clear that this is not such a book, for autobiographies are full of useless and boring information Dahl seeks to offer the reader some of the key memories he had during his early adult life, particularly serving in the Second World War Accepting a job with the Shell Company, Dahl is soon shipped to the African continent, working particularly in Dar es Salaam, part of what is currently Tanzania During his travel aboard a ship to reach the far shores, Dahl learns why the upper class held use of hands when eating in such low regard and the daytime entertainment they found acceptable on deck Arriving in Africa, Dahl uses all his patience and understanding as he undertook a complete culture shock, a world where wildlife ran the show and humans knew their place While the scenery was spectacular and the people highly entertaining, the rumblings of war could be heard on the horizon Dahl finds himself evacuated from the region, only to join the RAF to help Britain in the forthcoming Second World War Lanky, yet determined, Dahl is an unlikely pilot in training before he became a key member of the effort in North Africa While serving, Dahl is involved in a significant aerial accident, captured in a story he penned, eventually bastardised and published in the Saturday Evening Post Dahl seeks to correct the narrative for the reader in this piece of writing, as if one might worry he was seeking to make himself seem overly heroic The crash leaves Dahl with significant injury, his nose caved into his fractured skull interesting for those who remember his childhood injury to the same nose , and he is required to remain in hospital for upwards of two months While he convalesces, Dahl continues penning his weekly letters to his mother, though remains careful to censor his news, so as not to have the letters destroyed Once healthy enough to fly again, Dahl heads out to serve in Greece, where he comes face to face with the Nazis, trying to hold the onslaught back and keep the Allies in control of the area As the fighting intensified, Dahl dodges many a proverbial bullet and heads to the Middle East, where he sobers up to much of what was going on in the region and the European Theatre, learning of the extreme anti Semitism or ignored undertone of the Nazi atrocities As the reader is pulled deeper into the life of this wonderful author, Dahl uses his wonderful prose to breathe life into his life story A must read for anyone who loves a story of humour and utter despair, all in short order.Having recently completed the first volume in this first person narrative, I wanted to take some time to explore the adult life of this man whose stories tantalised me throughout my childhood As Dahl continues the story, boarding schools are replaced with African style boardrooms open air villages and a collection of characters that only Dahl could dream up Those Dahl mentions turned from being men recollected into individuals with complex backstories or who shaped Dahl in his intense battles in Africa and the war zones he discovered Using a collection of his letters penned to his mother, Dahl is able to recall some of the minutiae, which helps substantiate his many adventures Dahl outwardly admits the need to use this letters, both because of his age when writing the tale and the number of events that can mesh together in wartime Crisp and humorous, Dahl is able to tell his story while keeping the reader spellbound, injecting passion for his situations on every page while not getting too wordy in his descriptions A contrast to stories about chocolate makers, giants, and fresh produce, this story and its first volume is not one to be passed over It is yet another gem in the Roald Dahl collection.Kudos, Mr Dahl for this two volume collection about your life prior to becoming the popular writer for which you are best remembered I cannot wait to tackle some of your other works, adult and child centric alike.Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at


  6. Joey Woolfardis Joey Woolfardis says:

    A wonderful, harrowing and yet somehow light hearted account of Dahl s time during the Second World War as a RAF pilot Most fascinating, which one finds with the war poets, is, though it is obviously horrid and despicable, they all seem to bloody love war Not nice when you nearly die, but jolly good fun otherwise Camaraderie has a lot to do with it, but I think it s also just what you need to do when faced with such senseless, mindless stupidity.Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop A wonderful, harrowing and yet somehow light hearted account of Dahl s time during the Second World War as a RAF pilot Most fascinating, which one finds with the war poets, is, though it is obviously horrid and despicable, they all seem to bloody love war Not nice when you nearly die, but jolly good fun otherwise Camaraderie has a lot to do with it, but I think it s also just what you need to do when faced with such senseless, mindless stupidity.Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy


  7. Miund Miund says:

    First I read Boy and then I read Going Solo This book is perfect Roald Dahl tells the grown up part of his life in such a way that made me cravefor his adventures in the Royal Air Force It s like sitting in a cafe, listening to your date who s telling you amusing stories of his life He s a hundred years older than you are, yet you still find him attractive


  8. Bettie Bettie says:

    To celebrate the centenary year of his birth, a full dramatization of Roald Dahl s gripping autobiographical overseas adventure.Beginning aboard the SS Mantola, Dahl sets sail for Africa at the tender age of 22 He experiences the remnants of colonial British life, filled with eccentric characters, and is thrown into a world as bizarre and surprising as any you will find in his fiction Life is made up of a great number of small incidents andTo celebrate the centenary year of his birth, a full dramatization of Roald Dahl s gripping autobiographical overseas adventure.Beginning aboard the SS Mantola, Dahl sets sail for Africa at the tender age of 22 He experiences the remnants of colonial British life, filled with eccentric characters, and is thrown into a world as bizarre and surprising as any you will find in his fiction Life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones Stationed in Tanzania, Dahl is faced with the excitement of the wild lions carrying off women in their mouths fatal green mambas captured by snake men But his savannah sun drenched life is interrupted when World War II erupts Dahl is ordered to round up the German inhabitants of Dar es Salaam and experiences first hand the horror of war.Patrick Malahide provides the voice of Dahl in a colourful adaptation by Lucy Catherine.Because Egypt was too dusty


  9. Irina Irina says:

    Roald Dahl is not just a great writer he s a wonderful human being, and that s what makes him so damn good at writing too.He s observant and self aware, matter of fact but wondering, curious and amazed at life, brave and charming in the way he writes and the things he s done, concise and generous and really fucking tall.I m pretty much in love with his soul.


  10. Jessica Jessica says:

    My WORD This was an eye opening combination of humorous Englishman abroad and hair raising WWII memoir Starting out with his time, just out of school, as a Shell Oil employee in Dar es Salaam, the story moves right into the outbreak of WWII and Dahl s becoming an RAF pilot, because that is exactly what happened He was never able to go home, and for three years his only contact with his beloved mother and sisters were the letters that they managed to send each other Dahl s trademark humor a My WORD This was an eye opening combination of humorous Englishman abroad and hair raising WWII memoir Starting out with his time, just out of school, as a Shell Oil employee in Dar es Salaam, the story moves right into the outbreak of WWII and Dahl s becoming an RAF pilot, because that is exactly what happened He was never able to go home, and for three years his only contact with his beloved mother and sisters were the letters that they managed to send each other Dahl s trademark humor and complete lack of respect for authority make for an interesting look at war in northern Africa, to say the least But seriously, though I don t think God intended Roald Dahl to have a nose First there s the car accident in Boy Then there s the plane crash in this one I m amazed he looked as good as he did as an older man


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