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Author: Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Rupa Publications India (20-Jun-18)
Edition: 20-Jun-18
ISBN-13: 9789353040697
Publishing year: Rupa Publications India
No of pages: 219
Weight: 160g
Language: English
Book binding: Paperback

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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, Ruskin 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.

?A corpse smiling at you in the middle of the night is not the most pleasant of experiences. It is calculated to give you goosebumps. And when the smile becomes an evil grimace, it is time to say your prayers. But there was no time for prayer. The smile widened even further, and? This is a collection of hair-raising horror and adventure stories written by undisputed masters of the genre. Selected and compiled by Ruskin Bond, these are stories by F.W. Champion, W.F. Harvey, Maurice Hewlett, John Eyton, and many others. From beasts in the form of human hands to explorers lost in the wilderness, to rising dead bodies and the kidnapping of a little girl by a fairy these tales will thrill you like no other. So, dive under the covers and take the Fright or Flight challenge.