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Quest for Kim: In Search of Kipling's Great Game

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Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boy's recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kim's footsteps across Kipling's India to see how much of it remains.

To attempt this with a fictional hero would normally be pointless but Kim is different. For much of this Great Game classic was inspired by actual people and places, thus blurring the line between the real and the imaginary. Less a travel book than a literary detective story, this is the intriguing story of Peter Hopkirk's quest for Kim and a host of other shadowy figures.

'This beautifully written and beguiling travel book will fascinate even those who have never read Kim' The Scotsman

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