Roald Dahl's school days

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Dahl's unhappy time at school

Roald Dahl's daughter Ophelia Dahl recalls her father's time at Llandaff Cathedral School in Cardiff and first wife Patricia Neal reflects on Dahl's time at boarding school in Weston-super-Mare. This clip was taken from an episode of BBC Wales arts series The Slate, Roald Dahl: The Unexpected Tale, which was broadcast in 2000.

Roald Dahl spent two years at the Cathedral School in Llandaff, from the age of seven to nine. He then moved to St Peter's boarding school in Weston-super-Mare and suffered from homesickness. At the age of 13 he moved on to Repton School in Derbyshire.

Dahl's largely unhappy time at school is chronicled in Boy, the memoir of his childhood, in which he shares stories about his school days and his family.


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