Acid in the funny bone

Topics BOOK REVIEW | Coronavirus | Lockdown

This lockdown thing hasn’t been good for people who read books. Most of them ran out of things to read in the first two weeks.  I have been more prudent. I have enough to last me a year. It’s because I was left high and dry not once but twice. When I pointed out my cleverness to a friend — who reads more than she eats — she grumbled a bit and said, in an ill-tempered way, that I should write about funny books. She didn’t explain why.  So, folks, here goes. Back in 1964 my father was posted to Jabalpur. Before that we had been in Delhi w.....

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