From 1906 to 1915, Rudyard Kipling wrote a series of letters to his children, his "dear people" as he called them. For Josephine, his daughter, who died at the age of six, the grief of whose loss almost stopped him from continuing with the stories; for his son John, who would become a young officer and be lost in the trenches of World War I (Kipling could not forgive himself for having pushed the lad into the service); and for his second daughter, Elsie, who would marry but had no children of her own.Displaying the same verve and wit as the "Just So Stories", the letters are peppered with many impromptu pen and ink sketches, stories and poems, as well as brilliantly graphic descriptions of travel in Europe, Egypt and Canada. Perhaps most moving are the letters between father and son written by Kipling to his son John, who was to be killed in 1915, just a few weeks before his eighteenth birthday.
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Book Description HAMLYN PAPERBACKS, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99350009