JUNGLE CHILD by Norah Burke


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Norah Burke returns to the Himalayan foothills for a memoir of her childhood as the daughter of a Forest Officer serving His Majesty's Government. Her recall extends to the hunting of the marauding tigers and panthers, to imitating the myriad monkeys, to witnessing the social life of Lansdowne in the rainy season, to visiting the great Ganges. The period before World War I is effectively revived as we learn of dress, of the great family house at Auberies to which the family returned at last-a house in the making since it was only 125 years old' And there is a hint of the devoted, courageous service of the parents who spent so many years in India.

Pub Date: Feb. 6th, 1955
Publisher: Norton