I read "Boy" by Roald Dahl. It was first published in 1984, and includes different stories and experiences from the author Roald Dahl's childhood, and some of them gave him inspiration to write books. When he went to Repton he got a free box of chocolate from a chocolate factory, if he would grade the different bites. If it had not been for this, we never would have heard about "Charlie and the chocolate factory".
The book is divided into four parts. The first part is called starting-point, and it tells about Roald Dahl's parents. How they met and how they ended up in Great Britain. Both of his parents were Norwegian, but Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Wales. They got four children together, before Roald's father died of pneumonia, only a month after his daughter. Sofie (Roald's mother) was a brave woman, and stayed in Great Britain, so the children could enter English schools. Because her husband had said that English schools were the best in the world, and that every child of him should go to one.
Roald Dahl went to three different schools from the age of 7 to 20. His first school years were spent at Llandaff Cathedral School. One day, the Headmaster caned Roald and his best friends, for putting a dead mouse in one of the candy cans of a nasty woman, who worked in a sweetshop. Sofie did not like this so she took Roald out from that school, and sent him to a boarding school.
He came to St. Peters, where every boy had a tuck-box, which contained his treasures and food from home. If a boy did something wrong, the headmaster would cane him, but this time no parent would know. They were forced to write a letter home every week, but a teacher was always looking over their shoulders to make sure nothing bad (about the school) was written.
He spent his last school years on Repton. Roald found the school uniform very strange, and wrote an entire chapter about that. At Repton the...