Another week another new book:
Plain Tales from the Hills – Rudyard Kipling
I haven’t started this yet, but the bookmark is firmly placed on page one. What I have done is to have a little scout through to see what sort of story or tale might come from the hills. I discovered that there were about 41 stories across 336 pages so I’m guessing they follow their description and are in fact short. Like Kim they are set in India during the time of the British Raj, and I can’t help wondering what the first British readers of these stories would have thought of it. It must have been so different to Victorian England.