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Face In Dark And Other Haunting

Face In Dark And Other Haunting

Collected Stories of the Supernatural

Ruskin Bond
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Ruskin bond once famously remarked that while he does not believe in ghosts, he sees them all the time – in the woods, in a bar, in a crowd outside a cinema. Not surprising, then, that in his stories ghosts, jinns, witches – and the occasional monster – ae as real as the people he writes about. He makes the supernatural appear entirely natural, and therefore harder to ignore. This collection brings together all of Ruskin Bond’s tales of the paranormal written over five decades. It opens with perhaps his best-known story, the unforgettable, Á face in the dark’, set in a pine forest outside Simla, and ends with the shockingly macabre ‘Night of the Millennium’, where the scene of the action is an abondoned cemetery. In between are tales featuring monkeys and a pack of dogs come back from the dead, an elderly lady who is a witch after dark, a schoolboy riding his bicycle up and down the country road where he was killed, and Kipling’s ghost in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. comprising twenty-eight classic stories that range from the chilling to the whimsical for the supernatural has its funny side too, a face in the dark and other hauntings is the perfect collection to have by your bedside when the moon is up.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Nov/2016

ISBN: 9780143067863

Length : 208 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Face In Dark And Other Haunting

Collected Stories of the Supernatural

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin bond once famously remarked that while he does not believe in ghosts, he sees them all the time – in the woods, in a bar, in a crowd outside a cinema. Not surprising, then, that in his stories ghosts, jinns, witches – and the occasional monster – ae as real as the people he writes about. He makes the supernatural appear entirely natural, and therefore harder to ignore. This collection brings together all of Ruskin Bond’s tales of the paranormal written over five decades. It opens with perhaps his best-known story, the unforgettable, Á face in the dark’, set in a pine forest outside Simla, and ends with the shockingly macabre ‘Night of the Millennium’, where the scene of the action is an abondoned cemetery. In between are tales featuring monkeys and a pack of dogs come back from the dead, an elderly lady who is a witch after dark, a schoolboy riding his bicycle up and down the country road where he was killed, and Kipling’s ghost in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. comprising twenty-eight classic stories that range from the chilling to the whimsical for the supernatural has its funny side too, a face in the dark and other hauntings is the perfect collection to have by your bedside when the moon is up.

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Ruskin Bond

Born in Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, which was written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over 500 short stories, essays and novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley and A Flight of Pigeons) and more than forty books for children. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999, and the Delhi government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.

Boyhood dreams and nostalgia

Sixteen-year-old Ruskin, after having finally finished his school, is living with his stepfather and mother at the Old Station Canteen in Dehradun and planning to leave for England to embark upon his writing journey. But the prospect of saying goodbye to the warm, sunny shores of India looms large. Following the trail of Looking for the […]