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The Room on the Roof by Ruskin Bond
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Aug 05, 2010


Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is dissatisfied with life in the declining European community at Dehra Dun… Unhappy with the strict ways of his English guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with Indian friends. Plunging for the first time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted...and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the European community... ‘Like an Indian bazaar itself, the book is filled with the smells, sights, sounds, confusion and subtle organization of ordinary Indian life’ —Santha Rama Rau in the New York Times Book Review ‘Has a special magic of its own’ —Herald Tribune Book Review ‘Considerable charm and spontaneity…’ —San Francisco Chronicle ‘Very engaging…’ —The Guardian ‘Moving in its simplicity and underlying tenderness…a novel of marked originality.’ —The Scotsman ‘Mr Bond is a writer of great gifts…’ —The New Statesman

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