Author: Ruskin BondPublisher: RupaYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 195ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129107449
Ruskin Bond brings to the comfort and safety of your armchair a collection of inspiring and hair-raising stories of courage and wits, from dangerous and exotic locales all over the world.The stories in this collection are mostly non-fictional, first-person accounts, all the more gripping for their direct narrative style and terse description. We travel through different yet equally exciting periods in history, from Casanova’s goal, to the erstwhile French colonies in North Africa; from the horrific battlefields of the First World War, to Malekula in the South Pacific. Besides being compelling accounts of famous escapes, this anthology provides a peek into fascinating histories, geographies and cultures, and urges you to be, as Ruskin Bond says, a global traveler.
INTRODUCTIONCasanova’s Escape from VeniceBased on his MemoirsThe Girl They Couldn’t HangH MAXWELLWhen the Dam BurstERNEST BERNARD TATNELLThe Great RetreatAUBREY WADEEscape from the Foreign LegionMICHAEL DONOVANEscapes of a Stunt ReporterJ MURRAY SMITHEscape from a Sunken SubmarineT C BRIDGES AND H HESSELL TILTMANEscape from an Ice FloeF A BEAUMONTTrapped by Wild BoarROSS SALMONA Woman among CannibalsOSA JOHNSON