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Quest for Kim: In Search of Kiplings Great Game

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This book is for all those who love Kim , that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boys recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kims footsteps across Kiplings India to see how much of it remains. To attempt this with a fictional hero would nor This book is for all those who love Kim , that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boys recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kims footsteps across Kiplings India to see how much of it remains. To attempt this with a fictional hero would normally be pointless. But Kim is different. For much of this Great Game classic was inspired by actual people and places, thus blurring the line between the real and the imaginary. Less a travel book than a literary detective story, this is the intriguing story of Peter Hopkirks quest for Kim and a host of other shadowy figures.

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This book is for all those who love Kim , that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boys recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kims footsteps across Kiplings India to see how much of it remains. To attempt this with a fictional hero would nor This book is for all those who love Kim , that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boys recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kims footsteps across Kiplings India to see how much of it remains. To attempt this with a fictional hero would normally be pointless. But Kim is different. For much of this Great Game classic was inspired by actual people and places, thus blurring the line between the real and the imaginary. Less a travel book than a literary detective story, this is the intriguing story of Peter Hopkirks quest for Kim and a host of other shadowy figures.
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Title Quest for Kim: In Search of Kiplings Great Game Height 197 mm
Peter Hopkirk Width 130 mm
ISBN-13 9780719564529 Binding PAPERBACK
ISBN-10 #0719564522 Spine Width 19 mm
Publisher John Murray General Publishing Division Pages 274
Edition Availability Out Of Stock

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