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Hindoo Holiday by J. R. Ackerley
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141189253
(201mm x 134mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. R. Ackerley
We Think the World of You, Paperback (May 2011)
We Think the World of You is known for its extraordinary mixture of acute social realism and dark fantasy, and was described by J. R. Ackerley himself as "a fairy tale for adults.
My Dog Tulip, Paperback (April 2011)
J.R. Ackerley's German shepherd Tulip was skittish, possessive, and wild, but he loved her deeply. This clear-eyed and wondering, humorous and moving book, described by Christopher Isherwood as one of the "greatest masterpieces of animal literature," is her biography.
My Father and Myself, Paperback (September 1999)» View all books by J. R. Ackerley
Ackerley's pursuit of his father is also an exploration of the self, making My Father and Myself a pioneering record, at once sexually explicit and emotionally charged, of life as a gay man.
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Author Biography - J. R. Ackerley
J. R. Ackerley (1896-1967) was for many years the literary editor of the BBC magazine The Listener. His works include three memoirs, Hindoo Holiday, My Dog Tulip and My Father and Myself, and a novel, We Think the World of You. William Dalrymple is the author of five acclaimed works of history and travel, including City of Djinns; the best-selling From the Holy Mountain; and White Mughals, which won Britain's most prestigious history prize, the Wolfson. He divides his time between New Delhi and London, and is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker and The Guardian.
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