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  • A Book of Simple Living

  • Brief Notes from the Hills
  • By: Ruskin Bond
  • Narrated by: Udai Matthan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Summary

Mist fills the Himalayan valleys, and monsoon rain sweeps across the hills. Sometimes, during the day, a bird visits me - a deep purple whistling thrush. She perches on the windowsill and looks out with me at the rain.' This personal diary records the many small moments that constitute a life of harmony - with the self, the natural world, and friends, family and passersby. In these hours, we watch a wild plum blossom and the moon come up between two deodar trees; we hear a redstart whistle and the rain drum on a tin roof; we recognize the aftermath of loss and the consolation of old companions. A Book of Simple Living is a gift of beauty and wisdom from India's most loved and most understated writer.

©2015 Ruskin Bond (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Utterly Charming

Simple but powerful reflections, insights and contemplations on everyday living. I always enjoy Bond's non-fiction writing (I have read only extracts of his fictional work).

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A beautiful journey.

I loved this book. Perfect for easing the mind. I love the way he writes, so simple. Incredible. I have not listened to Ruskin Bond before this or even heard his name before . I will definitely listen and again. He has a new Follower.

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  • Nikhil
  • 23-08-18

Relaxing read/listen !

This is easily one of the most relaxing books to listen to/read ! Quite a bit like Bill Bryson's book on the Appalachian trail in how it takes you to the outdoors.

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