But as Roald Dahl : a biography by Jeremy Treglown tells
like his fiction, his personality was singular, forceful and provocative. He was an adventurer, gambler, connoisseur, philanthropist and troublemaker; as a devoted but frequently unfaithful husband; and as a fond, demanding, but sometimes chilly parent.
the story of young writer Roald Dahl who is assigned by His Majesty's Government to Washington, D.C. as a diplomat to gather intelligence about America's isolationist circles. In the course of his "spying," he meets or works closely with David Ogilvy, Ian Fleming, and the great spymaster William Stephenson (aka Intrepid)
His life with the actress Patricia Neal is well documented in her memoir, As I Am and later portrayed by Glenda Jackson and Dirk Bogade in the movie The Patricia Neal Story.
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