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Upon an Old Wall Dreaming: More of My Favourite Stories and Sketches

Ruskin Bond (Author) David Davidar (Foroward)

Ruskin Bond's writing brings the world to us in profound and remarkable ways. His signature style is simplicity itself, but the themes he tackles are big, deep and universal-love, loss, happiness, grief, and all the shades of emotion in between. These are stories of city and small town, mountain and lowland, and of life lived slowly and lightly. For over fifty years, these tales have charmed and beguiled several generations of readers. Last year, Ruskin Bond made a selection of his favourite stories (from the several hundred that he has written) that were published in a book entitled A Gathering of Friends. It proved to be enormously popular, selling out in a matter of weeks. Encouraged by its success, the author has made a further selection of his favourite stories and non-fiction sketches, leavening the mix with several pieces that have never been published before. It is a collection that will burnish his reputation as one of the world's great storytellers.

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About the authors

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond, resident of Mussoorie, is a well-known writer of fiction and a reconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, Strange Men, Strange Places, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina and Hanuman to the Rescue are also available in Rupa paperback. Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. Ghost Stories fro the Raj, The Rupa Book of Great Animal Stories, The Rupa Book of the True Tales of Mystery and Adventure, The Rupa Book of Ruskiin Bond's Himalayan Tales, The Rupa Book of Great Suspense Stories, The Rupa Laughter Omnibus, The Rupa Book of Scary Stories and The Rupa Book of Haunted Houses are eight of his recent anthologies for Rupa.

David Davidar

David Davidar, 43, is CEO and Publisher of Penguin Books India, India’s leading trade and general publisher, and a subsidiary of the Penguin Group. He was one of the founder members of the Company and at age 26 was the youngest publisher in India and one of the youngest anywhere in the world. In May 2000, he was also appointed Managing Director of Dorling Kindersley India, the Indian subsidiary of the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher. During his time at Penguin India he has published some of the best known Indian authors in the world including Vikram Seth, Arundhati Roy, R K Narayan, Khushwant Singh, Shashi Tharoor, Rohinton Mistry, Shobhaa De, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Ramachandra Guha, Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Chandra, Shashi Deshpande, Kiran Desai, Romila Thapar and Mark Tully. Before he came to Penguin, he was Executive Editor of Gentleman magazine in Bombay. David Davidar obtained his B. Sc. from Madras University and has a diploma in publishing from Radcliffe College/Harvard University. He has taken senior management and finance programmes at top management schools such as the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and INSEAD, Fountainbleau, France. He has written a weekly books column for The Hindu for over a decade. David Davidar is married and lives in New Delhi.

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Title Upon an Old Wall Dreaming: More of My Favourite Stories and Sketches
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.03.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Aleph Book Company
Language: English
isbn 9789384067472
length xvii+188p., 21cm.