There are few feelings better than being held in the warm and protective embrace of an affectionate and kind father figure. And there are few feelings as heartbreaking as losing that embrace—briefly or forever.
In My Father’s Last Letter, Ruskin Bond recounts his childhood memories and the times he spent with his father. These moving short stories and anecdotes pay homage to the unique connection Bond shared with his father, narrating how he inherited his father’s passion for collecting stamps, love for listening to old records on the gramophone and a desire for adventure.
Brimming with feelings of love and loss from a walk down Bond’s ‘garden of memories’, this book is bound to tug at your heartstrings and give you a newfound appreciation for your parents.
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My Father’S Last Letter
Rupa & Co
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5 July 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.