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BOOK REVIEW: SMALL TOWNS, BIG STORIES by RUSKIN BOND

Small Towns, Big Stories by Ruskin Bond (Aleph Publications)   Another little gem from the inimitable Bond, Ruskin Bond. Herein are tales from the villages, hamlets and townships of his beloved hills, accounts of interesting and eccentric people, sundry leopards, bears and birds,  and all of it infused with that dry humour typical of the…

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REVIEW: HIMALAYA, an anthology edited by RUSKIN BOND and NAMITA GOKHALE

In high places Every book I read which fixes its focus on the Himalaya mountain range, as well as the world`s highest peak Everest, further feeds my fascination with the mountains, with that mountain. This book is a varied collection of mountain tales from some highly  acclaimed and accomplished writers, some unlikely  names included, like…

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REVIEW: SUNDAY MAGAZINE/UPON AN OLD WALL DREAMING by RUSKIN BOND

                                                                               A way of life long gone SHEILA KUMAR A set of hill stories from the prolific…

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REVIEW: UNBOXED WRITERS/FRIENDS IN WILD PLACES by RUSKIN BOND

Unboxed Writers We Write Stories. We Tell Stories. We Sell Stories. Let me begin the review of Ruskin Bond`s Friends in Wild Places (Speaking Tiger Books) by quoting a passage near the end. Below my cottage was a forest of oak and maple and Himalayan rhododendron. A narrow path twisted its way down through the trees,…

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LOVE AMONG THE BOOKSHELVES by RUSKIN BOND: A WODEHOUSE CONNECT

This delightful little book Love Among The Bookshelves (Penguin/Viking) where Ruskin Bond talks of his abiding love for books, has numerous mentions of P G Wodehouse, and an extract from Love Among the Chickens (an Ukridge story), too. Oh, Bond mentions other favourites like Somerset Maugham, C Dickens, Richard Jefferies, Emily Bronte, J M Barrie,…

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TRAVEL BOOKS: GO PLACES SITTING AT HOME!

Monday, Jan 15, 2007 Metro Plus Chennai     It’s in the books! Armchair travel takes on a special charm with the right books, says SHEILA KUMAR EXPLORE THE WORLD THROUGH TRAVEL BOOKS! Sitting in the cosy confines of your favourite easy chair and going places, seeing sights, meeting all sorts of people, all without…

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