70th birthday; Birth of third grandchild; Publication of Going Solo and Two Fables
Roald Dahl celebrates his 70th birthday. To mark the occasion, his publishers release a limited-edition short story collection, Two Fables, which features two previously unpublished short stories written by Roald.
1986 also sees the publication of Going Solo, Roald Dahl's second autobiographical book, which continues the story of his younger life from the point he left off in Boy. It focuses on his travels in Africa and his experiences during the Second World War.
Roald's third grandchild, Luke Kelly, is also born. Luke is Tessa Dahl's third child.