A collection of Ruskin Bondís six novels evoking nostalgia for time gone by
This collection of six novels sparkles with the quiet charm and humanity that are the hallmarks of Ruskin Bondís writing. Evoking nostalgia for a time gone by, these poignant chronicles of life in Indiaís hills and small towns describe the hopes and passions that capture young minds and hearts, highlighting the uneasy reconciliation of dreams and destiny.
The six novels included in the collection are:*The Room on the Roof Vagrants in the Valley,* Delhi Is Not Far,* A Flight of Pigeons.* The Sensualist,* A Handful of Nuts
Born in May 19th 1934 in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. Bond went to school in Shimla and stayed in Dehradun, Jamnagar, Mussourie and London, before making Landour, Uttranchal his home in 1960ís.
Ruskin Bondís writing career started when he was all of 17 and wrote his first novel, The Room on the Roof. The novel was based on his life in Dehradun where he lived in a small rented room and his friends. Since then the social, historical influences in the hills around him have been inspiration. His works are especially popular with children and young adults and he has written over three hundred short stories, essays and novellas and more than 30 books. He has also published two volumes of autobiography. Scenes from a Writer's Life, which describes his formative years growing up in Anglo-India, and The Lamp is Lit, a collection of essays and episodes from his journal.
His stories The Blue Umbrella and The Flight of Pigeons have been adapted into films. It is rumoured that Bond will also pen Vishal Bharadwaj's new film, 'The Seven husbands'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruskin_Bond