Roald Dahl 'was a real-life James Bond style spy'

     A new biography of British novelist Roald Dahl has revealed that the children's author led an extraordinary life in the US during the Second World War as a philandering James Bond-style spy with a 'stable' of women. Dahl slept with countless high society women while gathering intelligence in America. The author's extraordinary life as a young, handsome and dashing RAF officer in the early 1940s is detailed in a new book by Donald Sturrock, Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl. Antoinette Haskell, a wealthy friend of Dahl's who looked up to him as a brother even though he was "drop dead gorgeous", said the author had a 'whole stable' of women to wait on his every need. "He was very arrogant with his women, but he got away with it. The uniform didn't hurt one bit - and he was an ace [pilot]. I think he slept with everybody on the east and west coasts that had more than 50,000 dollars a year," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

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