It’s Rudyard Kipling‘s 149th birthday, today.
Which means that next year will be Kipling Year – so be prepared to read a good deal about him here on Scribblings. Just saying, so that you are warned.
Meanwhile, here is a piece of rather interesting Kwisdom about words and their power:
Davide Mana said:
And just yesterday I started delving into the works of John Masters, whose centenary was this year and nobody noticed (he wrote after all “popular fiction”) – but as someone said “Kipling understood India, Masters understood the Indians”.
Looks like it will be an India-flavored year 😉
la Clarina said:
It sounds like a good prospect, doesn’t it?
Although there will be a lot of English history as well – as Puck of Pook’s Hill, and Rewards & Fairies are among my favourite Kipling things…