Penguin Books India
|Number of Pages||256 Pages|
Rusty travels abroad to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer! In his early twenties now, Rusty finally leaves Dehra and books a passage to England, dreaming of writing and selling his novel abroad. First in Jersey and then in London, he works as a clerk by day and writes in the evenings. Eventually, the novel is finished and Rusty even finds a publisher. But this, he discovers, does not mean that his book will see the light of day soon. But London has many adventures in store for Rusty. Strolling down Baker Street, he runs into Sherlock Holmes, is accosted by Rudyard Kipling and has an escapade in the Chinese quarter! After three years abroad, however, Rusty realizes that he wants to make India his permanent home. Returning to Dehra, he renews some acquaintances and makes a few new ones and settles into his role as full-time author. Full of interesting stories and memorable characters, Rusty Goes to London will delight all of Ruskin Bonds fans. 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.