Roald Dahl begins working for Shell Oil



In 1934, Roald leaves Repton and, after taking part in a joint public schools expedition to Newfoundland that he describes in the closing chapters of Boy, he begins working for the Shell Oil Company.

For the first few years of his time with Shell he lives at home with his mother and family in Bexley, Kent, and commutes to work as a clerk in the company's London offices. During this time he also begins dabbling in writing spoofs and sketches.

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