Penguin Books India
|Number of Pages||232 Pages|
Rusty Comes Home chronicles Rustys exploits after his return from London, as he explores Delhi, Dehra and the small, dusty town of Shahganj before settling down in Mussoorie, making his living as a writer, revelling in his beloved hills. This collection contains some captivating stories about Rustys friends and fleeting acquaintances, about human nature and the supernatural. He meets a motley bunch of people including Suresh, a disabled child with whom Rusty strikes up a close bond, Uncle Bill, who makes it his habit to poison people with arsenic and the incredible Jimmy, a jinn who can extend his arms at will to infinite lengths. Full of charming and idiosyncratic characters, these stories of love, loss and adventure will appeal to readers of all ages. About the Author Born in Kasauli in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun,New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over five hundred short stories, essays and novellas (some included in the collections Dust on the Mountains and Classic Ruskin Bond) and more than forty books for children. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1993, The Padma Shri in 1999 and the Delhi governments Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademis Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his total contribution to childrens literature in 2013 and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.