Memories of Hills and Dales

by Ruskin Bond

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-5142-1
  2. Pages: 152 pages
  3. Date: 20 April 2018


‘Would you rather live here or in that poky little house in the town?’ asked Grandmother.
‘Here,’ said Koki. ‘But only if you are here too, Granny.’
‘The trees will be here,’ said Granny.

A grandmother telling the tales of the past to her granddaughter; a mysterious kiss from a stranger in the dark; schoolboys taking off for a trek to a glacier; an old kitemaker reminiscing about his heydays; and a beautiful village girl whose charms a city boy can’t resist. This is a collection of stories of life in the hills and the joys, sorrows and excitement it holds.

Written by Ruskin Bond, Memories of Hills and Dales will entertain, amuse and charm you with its shades of romance, happiness, grief and humour.


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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