I received the book, My favourite nature stories by Ruskin Bond as a review copy from Rupa Publications. I would like to thank the publisher for the book. This book is a collection of 21 short stories most of them between three to five pages long.
These stories are his experiences of living in Mussourie, he also talks about how he suddenly decided to quit his job and decided to start writing full time. He talks about various insects and birds and their sounds, his favourite things, his walk in Chandni Chowk in the heat in the month of May and his love for the Himalayas. He talks about the simple flower cosmos, and other flowers and ferns and his tolerance for snakes. He talks about the night being his friend, and also about owls. He then talks about Dehradun, the trees there especially, the banyan tree that grew behind the house. He talks about the other trees like oak and maple. There is a story in which he, as a small boy had to see the river on the other side of the mountain and how he sneaked out to get there, but, he has not mentioned how he got back.
I personally, would carry this book with me when I travel to Mussourie basically to see nature from the author’s point of view.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.