Rudyard Kipling is thought of by many as the ‘bard of the Empire’. Born in India to English parents, Kipling spent time in England, India and America, refusing to acknowledge one nationality as his own. Kipling turned from man to literary legend with his Just So Stories collection and The Jungle Book, which was memorably animated by Walt Disney in 1967.
At one time the highest paid writer in the world and recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907, Kipling was a big deal during his lifetime and today his children’s books are considered classics of children’s literature.
But first you must like yourself.
One for the ladies here from Kipling. Taken from Plain Tales from the Hills.