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Stories Short and Sweet

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Stories Short and Sweet by Ruskin Bond is a collection of his choicest short stories capturing the myriad facets of life in the hills. Humour, nostalgia, love, friendship, trust and betrayal – Bond captures every mood that makes childhood worth remembering. From the nostalgia of country life revisited in When the Tress Walked, to the beautiful bond of friendship formed ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 5th 2011 by Rupa & Co.
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Muralidhar Patnam
Sep 14, 2014 Muralidhar Patnam rated it it was amazing
I love Ruskin Bond. Who said his books are only for children?
I was not a book reader as a kid, and am catching up on Ruskin bond now.. this is the 3rd book
Fantastic & short stories. Took just about an hour to read the book end to end
Ashwani Singh
Apr 25, 2016 Ashwani Singh rated it liked it
May be my first Ruskin bond book after almost a decade, Simple yet beautiful stories; simplicity thats what Ruskin Bond is about.
Sundarraj Kaushik
Jul 06, 2015 Sundarraj Kaushik rated it really liked it
To make the review Short and Sweet, it suffices to say the stories are Short and Sweet. Some of them like the Tiger in the Tunnel, really leave an sweet impression on the reader. Overall a mellifluous flow of stories.
Read it to enjoy it.
Jun 05, 2016 Dhananjay rated it really liked it
Innocent, real-life, slow-moving, short and subtle stories. No thrillers and no twist-in-the-tale. No horror either. Even the occasional ghost is naughty and lovable. Those readers from rural background will related to these easily.
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Subhojit Bera
May 01, 2016 Subhojit Bera rated it it was amazing

Ruskin Bond's stories have this eerie quality to transport the reader to the story be it the green luscious jungles or the cold, windly hillsides or the hot, blistering afternoons.
Namitha Varma
Jun 22, 2016 Namitha Varma rated it really liked it
The first couple of stories were not very interesting, but all others were typical Bond. The hills, the idyllic mountain life, the sensitivity to animals and plants....
Srikumar Krishna Iyer
Nov 12, 2016 Srikumar Krishna Iyer rated it really liked it
Great collection of short stories by Ruskin Bond.
Again mostly biographical, involving himself, places where he grew up.
Enjoyed reading each story.
Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
True to the title of the collection the stories are short and sweet. You can find the stories with various emotions filled in. There are haunting/ghost stories but they are good read.
May 09, 2016 Manish rated it it was amazing
AS the title goes its really a collection of few short and sweet stories. Stories about people we meet everyday in small towns/cities. Stories to fall in love with.
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Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children's authors and a top novelist.

He wrote his first novel, The Room on the Roof, when he was seventeen which won John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novellas, over 500 short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have establi
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