‘Unable to stand the whole weary and sordid business, Mr Fennimore hit upon a solution. Loading his revolver, he moved to his wife’s bedside and shot her through the head.’ It is the many myths and legends that make a place interesting. With the beautiful tales of nature’s gifts, there exist stories of nature’s wrath. There exist stories of spooky, haunted houses and of forests where ghosts dwell. There will be naysayers who will deny the existence of the paranormal, but it is the mystery of the unknown that attracts a traveller to a destination. In Legends of the Hill, Ruskin Bond puts together a selection of stories and personal essays that take us into this world of the unknown that lives among the majestic hills. From girls who disappear from dilapidated train stations and murder mysteries that remain unsolved, to lovers who live on as ghosts—a world of intrigue awaits!
About the Author
Ruskin Bond is known for his signature simplistic and witty writing style. He is the author of several bestselling short stories, novellas, collections, essays and children’s books; and has contributed a number of poems and articles to various magazines and anthologies. At the age of twenty-three, he won the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his first novel, The Room on the Roof. He was also the recipient of the Padma Shri in 1999, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi Government in 2012, and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.