A Bouquet of Love

by Ruskin Bond

  1. ISBN: 978-93-5304-094-9
  2. Pages: 136 pages
  3. Date: 20 July 2018


‘Somewhere in life
There must be someone
To take your hand
And share the torrid day.
Without the touch of love
There is no life, and we must fade away.’

Love is not only romantic, it can have many shades—two friends reconnecting after years; a lonely, young man in a foreign city with a new-found friend and his extended family; a schoolboy befriended by an affectionate stranger while waiting alone at a railway platform; a beautiful village girl whose charms a city boy can’t resist; two strangers who strike up a conversation on a train journey…

Written in a simple but poignant style, A Bouquet of Love is about romance and friendships, bondings developed out of shared experiences, or sometimes simply happenstance! Featuring timeless classics such as ‘The Eyes Have It’, ‘Time Stops at Shamli’, ‘Binya Passes By’, ‘Love Is a Sad Song’, and many others, this is a collection of Ruskin Bond’s novellas and short stories that explores the infinite spectrum of love with great sensitivity.


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.

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