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9780143417491 60ad073dda44d5f9df851162 Secrets //cdn.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ad073fda44d5f9df85119a/webp/9780143417491-us.jpg This brilliant new collection of stories by one of India's best-loved storytellers richly evokes Dehradun of the 1940s; with its quaint cinema halls and crumbling villas; its modest chaat-shops and ubiquitous tongas. But; as young Ruskin—the narrator in these interconnected tales—soon discovers; not all is as it seems in this sleepy town. Behind the tranquil facade; Dehra is home to a cast of colourful characters: from plucky old women to possible murderers.‘The Canal' is a joyful tribute to adolescent mischief and adult resolve; in which a group of roguish boys must face the consequences of antagonizing the much-feared Miss Gamla. ‘Over the Wall' celebrates the resilience and hard-won dignity of a man ravaged by leprosy as he struggles to come to terms with his malady. The dashing young army captain in ‘At Green's Hotel' might be the perfect gentleman—or a murderer. And in ‘The Skeleton in the Cupboard'; an old scandal is revived following a chance discovery; leading to wholly unexpected results.By turns charming and poignant; witty and exhilarating; Secrets is vintage Bond. 9780143417491
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Secrets

ISBN: 9780143417491
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  • ISBN: 9780143417491
  • Author: Ruskin Bond
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Pages: 168
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

This brilliant new collection of stories by one of India's best-loved storytellers richly evokes Dehradun of the 1940s; with its quaint cinema halls and crumbling villas; its modest chaat-shops and ubiquitous tongas. But; as young Ruskin—the narrator in these interconnected tales—soon discovers; not all is as it seems in this sleepy town. Behind the tranquil facade; Dehra is home to a cast of colourful characters: from plucky old women to possible murderers.‘The Canal' is a joyful tribute to adolescent mischief and adult resolve; in which a group of roguish boys must face the consequences of antagonizing the much-feared Miss Gamla. ‘Over the Wall' celebrates the resilience and hard-won dignity of a man ravaged by leprosy as he struggles to come to terms with his malady. The dashing young army captain in ‘At Green's Hotel' might be the perfect gentleman—or a murderer. And in ‘The Skeleton in the Cupboard'; an old scandal is revived following a chance discovery; leading to wholly unexpected results.By turns charming and poignant; witty and exhilarating; Secrets is vintage Bond.

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