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Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English.
To shipbrokers, coal was black gold.
All Norwegian children learn to swim when they are very young because if you can’t swim it is difficult to find a place to bathe.
When you’re writing a book, with people in it as opposed to animals, it is no good having people who are ordinary, because they are…
I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean. I flew in the Western Desert of Libya, in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq…
I go down to my little hut, where it’s tight and dark and warm, and within minutes I can go back to being six or…
The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it.
Had I not had children of my own, I would have never written books for children, nor would I have been capable of doing so.
When I was 2, we moved into an imposing country mansion 8 miles west of Cardiff, Wales.
I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself, crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out, getting rescued by brave…
I never get any protests from children. All you get are giggles of mirth and squirms of delight. I know what children like.
The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn’t go to his desk at all…
The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in…
‘Dexter’ is a very well-oiled machine; it’s just a great show and great to be part of.
Prayers were held in Assembly Hall. We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers sat up on the platform in armchairs, facing us.
An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
My father was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo. He broke his arm at the elbow when he was 14, and…
I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that…
I am only 8 years old, I told myself. No little boy of 8 has ever murdered anyone. It’s not possible.
If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.
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