Time passes and yet it doesn’t pass; people come and go, the mountains remain. Mountains are permanent things. They are stubborn, they refuse to move…no matter how hard they try, humans cannot actually get rid of the mountains. That’s what I like about them; they are here to stay. Mountains—snow-capped, green and filled with stories. For decades, Ruskin Bond has lived among them and his writings abound in descriptions of these hills—of life as it is lived here, of animals and birds who sometimes even wander into his room, of the many interesting and eccentric characters who he has met here. From having his roof fly off in a freak storm to becoming the ‘writer on the hill’, Bond has seen it all. Funny, elegiac and filled with beautiful descriptions of people, animals and places, this collection is for every mountain and nature lover.