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Thanks to all of those who answered my question about what book Meg Ryan
was reading in You've Got Mail!!!!!  After reading so many responses
with Boy as the answer, I remembered that part of the book.  I am sure
it is when he was at boarding school, and he was talking about the shop
owner who sold candy.  I will have to watch the movie again to check out
the advertising behind her.  Have never noticed it! Going Solo is the
sequel to Boy.  It is about Dahl's adult life as a fighter pilot in

After reading Boy years ago I can understand why he always had adults as
villains.  He was treated so horribly by them when he was at boarding

Dona J. Hartwich
Senior Librarian
Horsham College
Horsham, Victoria, Australia

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