Publication of Boy; birth of Roald Dahl's second grandchild
In 1984, the first of two autobiographical books in which Roald Dahl looks back to his own earlier days is published. Featuring some chapters originally created during the process of writing The Witches, Boy: Tales of Childhood, features some of Roald's earliest memories including his childhood in Wales, holidays to Norway and his English public schooldays.
In Going Solo, published two years later, Roald continued the story of his younger years beyond the age of 18.
1984 also sees the birth of Roald's second grandchild, Clover Kelly. Clover is Tessa Dahl's second child.