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The Room on the Roof
by Ruskin Bond      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 914 - Paperback - 146 Pages (Year: 1987)
Penguin ~ ISBN: 014=010783


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Rusty, a sixteen-year Anglo-Indian boy, unhappy with the strict ways of his English guardian, runs away from home to live with Indian friends. He is enchanted with Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, and is lost forever to the European community.

Has a special magic of its own. HERALD TRIBUNE BOOK REVIEW
Considerable charm & spontaneity SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Very engaging THE GUARDIAN
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 About the Author

Born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in 1934, RUSKIN BOND grew up in Jamnagar, Dehra Dun and Shimla. His first novel. ' Room on the Roof', written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over three hundred short stories, essays and novellas, and more than thirty books for children. He has also published two volumes of autobiography, 'Scenes from a Writer's Life', which describes his formative years growing up in Anglo-Indian, and 'The Lamp is Lit', a collection of essays and episodes from his journal.

He received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing in India, and was awarded Padma Shree in 1999.


 

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