Vagrants in the Valley
Non-Fiction

Vagrants in the Valley

Overview

In The Room on the Roof, Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, decides he has had enough of the tiny, diminishing European community and his tyrannical guardian, and runs away. To his delight, Rusty finds that life on the open road is packed with excitement and high adventure...In Vagrants in the Valley, which picks up from where the first book ends, Rusty is joined in his travels by Kishen, another ‘runaway’. As they venture further into the unknown, they discover new friends and participate in more escapades but also begin to understand the complexities of growing up and the boundaries that circumscribe even the freest spirits... Sharply observed, witty and wise, haunted on every page by the sights, smells and sounds of India, this evocation of youth, innocence and friendship will be read for a long time to come with deep, lasting pleasure.The Room on the Roof won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize.

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236 Pages | ISBN13 9780140239591
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Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond
Born in Kasauli in 1934, Ruskin Bond is an Indian children's author of British descent. He has written more than forty books for children and is the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.
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