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A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings: Collected Stories of the Supernatural, , Ruskin Bond, Viking Publications, 670057983

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A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings: Collected Stories of the Supernatural

 
Ruskin Bond (Author)
Synopsis Ruskin Bond once famously remarked that while he does not believe in ghosts, he sees them all the time—in the woods, in a bar, in a crowd outside a cinema. Not surprising, then, that in his stories, ghosts, jinns, witches—and the occasional monster—are as real as the people he writes about. He makes the supernatural appear entirely natural, and therefore harder to ignore. This collection brings together all of Ruskin Bond's tales of the paranormal written over five decades. It opens with perhaps his best-known story, the unforgettable `A Face in the Dark', set in a pine forest outside Simla, and ends with the shockingly macabre `Night of the Millennium', where the scene of the action is an abandoned cemetery. In between are tales featuring monkeys and a pack of dogs come back from the dead, an elderly lady who is a witch after dark, a schoolboy riding his bicycle up and down the country road where he was killed, and Kipling's ghost in London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Comprising twenty-eight classic stories that range from the chilling to the whimsical (for `the supernatural has its funny side too'), A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings is the perfect collection to have by your bedside when the moon is up.
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About the author

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.

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Title A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings: Collected Stories of the Supernatural
Author Ruskin Bond
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 670057983
length 208p.