Jottings from the Editors Desk

During the days prior to our last meeting my email, and ordinary mail was flooded with apologies from people unable to attend our meeting, and the Kipling lunch. The meeting was tremendous, nay inspirational, and hopefully we can arrange a joint meeting at a later date so that we may hear Michael Halliwell and David [...]

Kipling Books

Now that Rudyard Kipling is virtually out of copyright there is a plethora of reissues of his works. Sharon picked up a new Puffin (junior penguin) in Canada, a paperback series of junior classics, they had Jungle Book, and Mowgli, very well produced, not small print, good copies of the original illustrations, and at $6 [...]

Professors Michael Halliwell’s concert

Michael Halliwell and his accompanist David Miller gave us an excellent musical presentation of some of Kipling’s works on Saturday 25th October. Not only did Michael Halliwell give an excellent musical rendering of some of Kipling’s songs, ably accompanied by David Miller, but between each item of music he gave us a brief history of [...]


BY THE old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ lazy at the sea, There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks o’ me; For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say: “Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay! ” Come you back to Mandalay, where the old Flotilla [...]