New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2009
1st American edDescription:
229 p. : ill. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780374350550, 0374350558, Language:
Originally published: London : Puffin Books, 2008
Starting-point -- Papa and Mama -- More about Mama -- Kindergarten, 1922-3 -- A grand time -- Llandaff Cathedral School, 1923-5 (age 7-9) -- The bicycle and the sweet-shop -- The great mouse plot -- A life without sweets -- Going to Norway -- The magic island -- A visit to the doctor -- The last lap -- St. Peter's, 1925-9 (age 9-13) -- First day -- Writing home -- The matron -- Homesickness -- A drive in the motor-car -- The Maccano chariot -- Captain Hardcastle -- How I became a writer -- Little Ellis and the boil -- Goat's tobacco -- Repton and Shell, 1929-36 (age 13-20) -- Getting dressed for the big school -- Boazers -- Painful punishments -- The headmaster -- Chocolates -- Horrid little boys and girls -- Corkers -- Fagging -- That awful cold bath -- Games and photography -- Goodbye, school -- P.S -- The voyage out (excerpt from Going solo -- A Dahl-tastic quiz
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