Author(s): Roald Dahl
Danny's father had looked after him ever since his mother had died when he was just four months old. Danny loved his father, and his father loved him, and that's why Danny was so surprised to discover that his father had a secret that was to lead them both into a wild scheme.
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.