When I Was a Boy

When I Was a Boy

Ruskin Bond

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Memoir, Non-fiction

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Hardback PLC

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(Hardback PLC | ISBN 9789388326599 | 200 pp | Dec 2018 | Age: 9 years and above)

Summary

In this beautiful, heartfelt and often humorous mini-autobiography, beloved storyteller Ruskin Bond relives the days of his childhood and teenage. He writes of carefree days in the port city of Jamnagar where little boy Ruskin read books upside down, wandered into rambling empty palaces, went for rides on lurching boats and in swooping, looping aeroplanes, and listened to tall tales told by a loving ayah and a colourful cook. He also describes his schooldays in Shimla—being dressed up as Humpty Dumpty for his very first stage performance, making friends, planning pranks and discovering a secret tunnel. He remembers his days in Delhi, where he lived with his father for one magical year when they explored monuments and cinema halls and became each other’s closest companions. And he recalls his time in Dehra when he developed his love for reading and writing, cycled far and wide and loafed in the bazaar with new-found friends, and finally set out on the path of becoming a writer.

Funny and imaginative, nostalgic and tender, this timeless book—embellished with lovely colour illustrations—is a record of a very special childhood.


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About the author

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond has written novels, memoirs, short story collections and books of essays and poetry. His recent books include A Time for All Things, Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography, I Was the Wind Last Night: New and Collected Poems; A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the HIlls, Friends in Wild Places: Birds, Beasts […]

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