Plain Tales from the Hills

By Rudyard Kipling; Griff Rhys Jones (Foreword by); Anthony Lejeune (Introduction by)
(Capuchin Classics, Paperback, 9780955519635, 272pp.)

Publication Date: March 2008

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Set and published during the time the British Raj, a time of subalterns and tea planters, tiffin and bands playing The Roast Beef of England, the forty stories in 'Plain Tales From The Hills' are played out under an unforgiving sun, revealing the deceit, faithlessness, shallowness, despair, mistrust, hate and petty jealousies rife amongst the British inhabitants of India. Fascinating, funny, tragic, immensely readable and witty, these stories provide an invaluable insight into life in India during the British Raj, introducing us to the work of one of the most beloved writers of the twentieth century.



About the Author
Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. The name Rudyard was taken from a lake in Staffordshire, England. At the age of six, he and his younger sister were sent back to England where they lived with separate families that took in children for hire. He returned to India at age sixteen. Rudyard knew literary success at a young age and was able to travel. He married Carrie Balestier, an American, and moved to the United States. The Jungle Books were written in Vermont. He died January 18, 1936, in Middlesex, England during an operation.



Anthony Lejeune is an award winning broadcaster, journalist and author, who read classics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was an exhibitioner in Greek.
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