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    DescriptionThis book is for all those who love Kim, that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. 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.


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    Title
    Quest for Kim
    Subtitle
    In Search of Kipling's Great Game
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Hopkirk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780719564529
    ISBN 10: 0719564522
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    B&T General Subject: 800
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN, CHRN/LATE18
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    DC22: 823.8
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120, TRV010000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    DC22: 915.40453
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/INDIAN
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA, 3JMC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Illustrations note
    8pp black and white
    Publisher
    John Murray General Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    John Murray Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    27 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Hopkirk has travelled widely in the regions where his six books are set - Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. He has worked as an ITN reporter, the New York correspondent of the old Daily Express, and - for twenty years - on The Times. No stranger to misadventure, he has twice been held in secret police cells and has also been hijacked by Arab terrorists. His works have been translated into fourteen languages.
    Review quote
    'A brilliant jigsaw' Patrick Leigh Fermor, Spectator, Books of the Year 'This beautifully written and beguiling travel book will fascinate even those who have never read Kim' Scotsman