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Vagrants in the Valley / Vagrants in the Valley

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A classic coming-of-age story which has held generations of readers spellbound!

Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is orphaned, and has to live with his English guardian in the claustrophobic European part in Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends. Plunging for the first time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted ... and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the European community.

Written when the author was himself seventeen, this moving story of love and friendship, with a new introduction and illustrations will be enjoyed by a whole new generation of readers.


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Paperback Editions

November 1993 : UK Paperback

Title: The Room On the Roof And Vagrants in the Valley: Two Novels of Adolescence
Author(s): Ruskin Bond
ISBN: 0-14-023959-6 / 978-0-14-023959-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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