1966 1st year edition; Alfred A. Knopf and Viking Press publishers, New York; hardbound in yellow and tan stripes and aqua boards; very good condition with unmarked pages; paper dust jacket quite good with very minimal edge wear - see pics; Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.
"In 1914, following the outbreak of war, two small sisters left London to return to India and their home in East Bengal. This book is their remembrance of the five years that followed, in the village of Narayangunj - where there father worked as a steamship agent - on a river that feeds the great Brahmaputa. Jon and Rumer Godden capture all the colour, sound and smell of exotic India, but especially they bring to life again the people of every kind - of place, custom and religion - and as children they were befriended by all.
This book is Imperial India remembered, seen through the honesty and clarity of children's eyes."