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Lisa Alther

This cycle of ancient Indian and Persian animal fables, largely unknown, unavailable, and inaccessible until now, has been retold by Ramsay Wood in a lively modern prose that is earthy and wry, with flashes of insight that verge on wisdom. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the masterpieces of world literature – or just in a totally engrossing and entertaining reading experience, one enhanced by lovely line-drawings in the margins and pithy quotes from other sources. This book is an amazing gift to all of us who love good stories and great storytelling!