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date: 28 January 2020

Dahl, Roaldlocked

(1916–1990)
  • Philip Howard

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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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