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Hindoo Holiday - an Indian Journal

J. R. Ackerley

ISBN 10: 0701105011 / ISBN 13: 9780701105013
Published by Chatto & Windus Ltd, 1952
Condition: Used: Very Good Hardcover
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From private collection. Previous owner's name printed on ffep. Pages remain clean and unmarked; binding, square and tight. Dust jacket is agetoned and shows some spotting. Bookseller Inventory # FH01141340

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Title: Hindoo Holiday - an Indian Journal

Publisher: Chatto & Windus Ltd

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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Synopsis:

In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century travel literature.

About the Author:

J.R Ackerley (1896-1967) was for many years the literary editor of the BBC magazine The Listener. A respected mentor to such younger writers as Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden, he was also a longtime friend and literary associate of E.M. Forster. His works include three memoirs, Hindoo Holiday, My Dog Tulip, and My Father and Myself, and a novel, We Think the World of You.

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