‘I felt a sudden nostalgic longing for childhood and an urge to remain behind in my grandfather’s house with its tangled memories and ghosts of yesteryear. But I was the only one left and what could I do except climb coral and jackfruit trees?’
This is a collection of fourteen some fiction and others semi-autobiographical short stories by India’s master storyteller, Ruskin Bond. From his early days to the present, these engaging tales include his childhood in a palace, a ghost in his house and vignettes of his eccentric family. Feelings of nostalgia that would grip him as he moved towns rub shoulders with the excitement of youth in other stories. Also included in this collection are some of his popular fiction such as ‘The Tunnel’, ‘A Special Tree’ and a ‘Tiger-King’s Gift’.
The Coral Tree will leave you entertained, amused and charmed with its heart-warming tales the way only Bond can.