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Book Title: Landour Days: A Writer's Journal|
The author of the book: Ruskin Bond
Edition: Penguin Global
Date of issue: September 1st 2004
ISBN 13: 9780670911707
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'The habit of keeping a diary has led me into trouble more than once,' writes Ruskin Bond in the introduction to this journal of a year in his hometown of Landour, Mussoorie. Bond is an inveterate diarist, but over the years he finds that the nature of what he wants to record has changed, for 'In the autumn of my life, I grow reflective.'
The events are small in themselves: the daily happenings in Landour, the birds and flowers that each season brings, and the eccentricities of friends and family. Landour itself is a magical world -- where every month has its own flower, every walker his own style, and the countryside is filled with a beauty all its own -- though uninvited guests will intrude and evenings at the Savoy Bar are not always as peaceful as they might be ... But in his mind Bond ranges further afield. He ponders on the experience of being a writer, on writers he has known and those he loves reading, and on critics, handwriting and typewriters.
Filled with warmth and gentle humour, this book captures the timeless rhythm of life in the mountains, and the serene wisdom of one of India's best loved writers.
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Read information about the authorRuskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children's authors and a top novelist.
He wrote his first novel, The Room on the Roof, when he was seventeen which won John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novellas, over 500 short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have established him as one of the best-loved and most admired chroniclers of contemporary India.
In 1992 he received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing, for his short stories collection, "Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra", by the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters in India. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contributions to children's literature.
He now lives with his adopted family in Landour near Mussoorie.
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