These great trees of the mountains, I feel they know me well, as I watch them and listen to their secrets, happy to rest my head beneath their outstretched arms.’ A little girl climbs up a rambling old tree, picking its fruit, playing with the squirrels and birds that call it home, finally dozing off on its strongest, most comfortable branch as a gentle breeze plays through its leaves—pure bliss! How dull, dreary and dusty life can be without the verdant foliage of trees. In Great Trees I Have Known, experience the best of Ruskin Bond’s writing about trees, from the majestic deodars to the delicate willows. With a wide range of stories and essays on the idyllic and lush world of trees, this collection is a must-have for those who love nature and Bond’s writing alike.
Great Trees I Have Known
Rupa Publications India Pvt Ltd
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5 September 2023
Ruskin Bond is known for his signature simplistic and witty writing style. He is the author of several bestselling short stories, novellas, collections, essays and children’s books, and has contributed a number of poems and articles to various magazines and anthologies. At the age of twenty-three, he won the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his first novel, The Room on the Roof. He was also the recipient of the Padma Shri in 1999, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi Government in 2012 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Born in 1934, Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.