Excerpt from Something of Myself: For My Friends, Known and Unknown
Far across green spaces round the house was a marvellous place filled with smells of paints and oils, and lumps of clay with which I played. That was the atelier of my Father's School of Art, and a Mr. Terry Sahib, his assistant, to whom my small sister was devoted, was our great friend. Once, on the way there alone, I passed the edge of a huge ravine a foot deep, where a winged monster as big as myself attacked me, and I fled and wept. My Father drew for me a picture of the tragedy with a rhyme beneath.
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"Something of Myself", Kipling's charming autobiographical sketch, was the last work he wrote. In it, he sheds light on both his life and his work, opening with an account of his miserable early childhood; his time at school; and his beginnings as a journalist in India, where he first started to write. He describes how he felt on being published ('Lord ha' mercy, this is none of I'), the writers he met and the people he worked with. Most interestingly of all, Kipling recalls the books and incidents that inspired and shaped his many writings.About the Author:
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in India but came to England as a child. He is perhaps best remembered for his children's books 'Just So Stories' and 'The Jungle Book', and for his novel 'Kim'.
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Book Description Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1977. Softcover (Illustrated). Book Condition: Very Good. First Paperback Edition. index. Colour illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and white and black coloured titles to the back strip. The author was notoriously reluctant to reveal anything about himself, but, in this book he reveals ". his work, and moods which he approached it at various periods in his life, this charming and humorous vignette nevertheless provides an important element in our picture of the man." -- from rear panel blurb. Rubbing to the book edges and panels with browning of the text block edges and pages. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). , 7 - 175,  pages, Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0140042075. ISBN/EAN: 9780140042078. Inventory No: 0122489. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Bookseller Inventory # 0122489