Published together for the first time in one volume, this is the compelling autobiography of one of the world's most beloved authors. From his high-spirited childhood in Norway and Wales to his mischievous battles against authority and his cruel experiences at an English public school, Boy is the enchanting, funny and sometimes painful account of Roald Dahl's early life. Continuing his story where Boy left off, Going Solo recounts his hair-raising adventures in East Africa as the employee of an oil company and later, with the outbreak of war, as a daring and courageous RAF fighter pilot in the Western Desert, Greece and the Middle East.
'Brilliantly coloured, sometimes grotesque and sometimes magical.'
'As frightening and funny as fiction.'
The New York Times Book Review