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The Rupa Book of Great Escapes
The Rupa Book of Great Escapes

The Rupa Book of Great Escapes

by Ruskin Bond

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Product ID:16439

Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8129107449 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 195

Binding

Paperback

Ruskin Bond

Author: Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 195
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129107449

Description

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.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

Casanova’s Escape from Venice
Based on his Memoirs

The Girl They Couldn’t Hang
H MAXWELL

When the Dam Burst
ERNEST BERNARD TATNELL

The Great Retreat
AUBREY WADE

Escape from the Foreign Legion
MICHAEL DONOVAN

Escapes of a Stunt Reporter
J MURRAY SMITH

Escape from a Sunken Submarine
T C BRIDGES AND H HESSELL TILTMAN

Escape from an Ice Floe
F A BEAUMONT

Trapped by Wild Boar
ROSS SALMON

A Woman among Cannibals
OSA JOHNSON

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